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Founding faith : providence, politics, and the birth of religious freedom in America

Author: Steven Waldman
Publisher: New York : Random House. C 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The culture wars have distorted the dramatic story of how Americans came to worship freely. Author Waldman, cofounder of Beliefnet.com, argues that the United States was not founded as a "Christian nation," nor were the Founding Fathers uniformly secular or Deist. Rather, the Founders forged a new approach to religious liberty, a revolutionary formula that promoted faith--by leaving it alone. His narrative begins  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Waldman
ISBN: 9781400064373 1400064376
OCLC Number: 1061315824
Notes: Sommaire disponible à l'adresse.
Description: 1 v. (XVI-277 p.) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Steven Waldman.

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The culture wars have distorted the dramatic story of how Americans came to worship freely. Author Waldman, cofounder of Beliefnet.com, argues that the United States was not founded as a "Christian nation," nor were the Founding Fathers uniformly secular or Deist. Rather, the Founders forged a new approach to religious liberty, a revolutionary formula that promoted faith--by leaving it alone. His narrative begins with early settlers' stunningly unsuccessful efforts to create a Christian paradise, and concludes with the presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, during which the men who had devised lofty principles regarding the proper relationship between church and state struggled to practice what they'd preached

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