Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic

Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic by James Hutson epub pdf fb2

Title: Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic
Author: James Hutson
ISBN10: 073910571X
ISBN13: 978-0739105719
Publisher: Lexington Books (April 29, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: World
Size PDF: 1500 kb
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Pages: 210 pages
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Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic by James Hutson


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Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic is a book of six original essays that explore the deep significance of previously neglected religious themes in the Founding Era. Author James Hutson argues convincingly that without understanding these themes, it is impossible to comprehend the religious mentality of the Founding Era. Among the themes elucidated and explored are the doctrine of the future state of rewards and punishments, the civil magistrate's idealized role as the nursing father, and the conception of rights as moral powers grounded in religion. Hutson's thought-provoking and exhaustively researched essays challenge current scholarship on the Founding Era, which often downplays the importance of Christian ideals in the formation of the American government. Forgotten Features of the Founding is a must read for scholars of American history and those interested in the role of religion in American life.