9780742531154

The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742531154

  • ISBN10:

    0742531155

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/30/2005
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

In The Faiths of Our Fathers, widely acclaimed historian Alf Mapp, Jr. cuts through the historical uncertainty to accurately portray the religious beliefs of eleven of America's founding fathers, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. He discovers men with religious beliefs as diverse as their political opinions. These profiles shed light on the lives and times of the revolutionary generation and the role of religion in public life throughout American history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
In the Beginning Was Varietyp. 1
Thomas Jeffersonp. 3
Benjamin Franklinp. 22
James Madisonp. 41
John Adamsp. 54
George Washingtonp. 66
John Marshallp. 80
Patrick Henryp. 86
Alexander Hamiltonp. 97
George Masonp. 110
Charles Carroll of Carrolltonp. 124
Haym Salomonp. 146
What Most People Thoughtp. 153
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedomp. 158
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 178
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