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Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent

Author: Derek Davis
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
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"In this book, Derek H. Davis offers the first comprehensive examination of the role of religion in the proceedings, theories, ideas, and goals of the Continental Congress. Those who argue that the United States was founded as a "Christian Nation" have made much of the religiosity of the founders, particularly as it was manifested in the ritual invocations of a clearly Christian God as well as in the adoption of
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Davis
ISBN: 0195133552 9780195133554
OCLC Number: 41086726
Description: xiv, 309 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Original intent as a basis for constitutional interpretation --
The political status of religion in the founding era --
Religion and the American Revolution --
A summary view of politics and religion in the Continental Congress --
Chaplaincies and days of religious observance under the Continental Congress --
Religious dimensions of the Declaration of Independence --
Religion and federalism during the Confederation Period --
A national seal and a (national?) bible --
The Continental Congress and religious liberty --
Virtue and the Continental Congress --
The Continental Congress, original intent, and modern constitutional adjudication.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Derek H. Davis.
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An examination of the role of religion in the proceedings, theories, ideas and goals of the Continental Congress. Congress's religious activities, Davis shows, expressed an unreflective popular  Read more...

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An outstanding chapter on "virtue" displays Davis's reasoning at its most persuasive American Historical Review, June 2001 offers a fresh, informative account of official "American" actions and Read more...

 
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