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In the hands of a good providence : religion in the life of George Washington

Author: Mary V Thompson
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mount Vernon researcher Mary Thompson endeavors to get beyond the current preoccupation with whether Washington and other founders were or were not evangelical Christians to ask what place religion had in their lives. Thompson follows Washington and his family over several generations, situating her inquiry in the context of new work on the place of religion in colonial and postrevolutionary Virginia and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Thompson, Mary V., 1955-
"In the hands of a good providence".
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008
(OCoLC)651799152
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; Washington family.; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary V Thompson
ISBN: 9780813927633 0813927633
OCLC Number: 214064120
Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Controversy : a man of many questions --
Foundations : early influences --
Church affiliation : a lifelong Anglican --
Sundays : public worship and time for reflection --
Confirmation and communion : questions about a rite and sacrament of the Church --
Prayer : private devotions --
Evidence of belief : contemporary statements --
Outward actions : charity and toleration --
Church and state : Washington's vision for America --
Conclusions: Washington's and others'.
Responsibility: Mary V. Thompson.
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Follows Washington and his family over generations, situating the author's inquiry in the context of new work on the place of religion in colonial and postrevolutionary Virginia and the Chesapeake.  Read more...

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