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The politics of revelation and reason : religion and civic life in the new nation

Author: John G West
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 1996.
Series: American political thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text attempts to shed new light on how the Founders tried to solve the theological problem of religion's proper role in American politics, and shows to what extent their solution worked in  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G West
ISBN: 0700607803 9780700607808 0700611169 9780700611164
OCLC Number: 33948464
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Religion's persistent presence in American politics --
Religion and the American founding revisited --
Evangelicals and the politics of revelation and reason, 1800-1835 --
Evangelicals andthe Sunday mails --
Evangelicals and Cherokee removal --
Enduring legacy of the poolitics of revelation and reason.
Series Title: American political thought.
Responsibility: John G. West, Jr.

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