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The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed / Edition 1

The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed / Edition 1

by Alf J. Mapp Jr.Alf J. Mapp Jr.


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Throughout our nation's history, the religious beliefs of America's founders have been contested and misunderstood. Did our founders advocate Christianity or atheism? In The Faiths of Our Fathers, widely acclaimed historian Alf J. 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 not only the lives and times of the revolutionary generation but also the role of religion in public life throughout American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742531154
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/07/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 438,107
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alf J. Mapp, Jr., has written several works on America's founding and its founders including a widely acclaimed two-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity and Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim, both Book-of-the-Month Club featured selections. He resides in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: In the Beginning Was Variety
Chapter 2: Thomas Jefferson
Chapter 3: Benjamin Franklin
Chapter 4: James Madison
Chapter 5: John Adams
Chapter 6: George Washington
Chapter 7: John Marshall
Chapter 8: Patrick Henry
Chapter 9: Alexander Hamilton
Chapter 10: George Mason
Chapter 11: Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Chapter 12: Haym Saloman
Chapter 13: What Most People Thought
Appendix: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

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