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Jefferson's Declaration of independence : origins, philosophy, and theology

Author: Allen Jayne
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two hundred twenty years after the second Continental Congress approved the American Declaration of Independence, its principal author, Thomas Jefferson, is more and more frequently labeled "radical." His words are even used to validate the agendas of today's right-wing militias. But his unorthodox religious views, which permeate the Declaration, are most deserving of the appellation. Allen Jayne analyzes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Jayne, Allen.
Jefferson's Declaration of independence.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1998
(OCoLC)665226110
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Jayne
ISBN: 0813120179 9780813120171 0813190037 9780813190037
OCLC Number: 37353947
Description: xiii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The theological context --
Bolingbroke and the Enlightenment --
Locke and the Declaration --
Kames and the moral sense --
Obstacles to reason --
Self-evident truths --
Religious freedom --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Allen Jayne.
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