The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 01/14/2017 - 21:06

"Whether America was founded as a Christian nation or as a secular republic is one of the most fiercely debated questions in American history. Historians Matthew Harris and Thomas Kidd offer an authoritative examination of the essential documents needed to understand this debate. The texts included in this volume - writings and speeches from both well-known and obscure early American thinkers - show that religion played a prominent yet fractious role in the era of the American Revolution. "