Faith of the Founders
Religion and the New Nation 1776-1826
Faith of the Founders by Edwin Scott Gaustad
Book DescriptionIn the lauded Faith of the Founders , revered historian Edwin Gaustad provides a careful consideration of the developing relationship between religion and the state after the American Revolution. With concise focus on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams, Gaustad identifies seven varying--sometimes contrary--perspectives on religion that guided the nation's founders. Faith of the Founders masterfully shows how these figures possessed an intuitive understanding of religion that helped nourish a young country. Repackaged for a new generation of readers and with a new foreword by Randall Balmer, this brief but insightful book offers a look into the founding fathers' genius--and points to a way forward through the ideological boundaries that threaten to upend the daily doings of American government today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781932792096
(155mm x 230mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Edwin Scott Gaustad
Edwin S. Gaustad is emeritus Professor of History, University of California, Riverside. Randall Balmer is Professor of American Religious History, Barnard College, Columbia University, and Visiting Professor, Yale Divinity School. A prolific and highly esteemed writer, he is the author of Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America; God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush; and Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America. He lives in rural Connecticut.
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