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Christianity and the constitution : the faith of our founding fathers

Author: John Eidsmoe
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Book House, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eidsmoe deals with four major influences on the founding fathers: Calvinism, deism, freemasonry, and science. He then goes on to examine the religious beliefs of thirteen specific men: John Witherspoon, James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Roger Sherman, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Eidsmoe
ISBN: 0801034442 9780801034442
OCLC Number: 16796117
Description: 415 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The background : Calvinism --
Puritanism --
Deism, freemasonry, and science --
Law and government --
II. Meet the founding fathers : John Witherspoon --
James Madison --
George Washington --
Alexander Hamilton --
John Jay --
Gouverneur Morris --
Benjamin Franklin --
Thomas Jefferson --
Samuel Adams --
John Adams --
Patrick Henry --
Roger Sherman --
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney --
III. The constitution: then and now : Back to Philadelphia: the constitution is born --
Biblical principles found in the declaration and the constitution --
Into the third century: where does the United States go from here?.
Responsibility: John Eidsmoe.

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Eidsmoe deals with four major influences on the founding fathers: Calvinism, deism, freemasonry, and science. He then goes on to examine the religious beliefs of thirteen specific men: John Witherspoon, James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Roger Sherman, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.

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