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by David L. Holmes

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Author:
David L. Holmes
ISBN13:
978-0195300925
ISBN:
0195300920
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2006)
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Leaders & Notable People
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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers is a book by historian of American religion David L. Holmes of the College of William & Mary.

The Faiths of the Founding Fathers is a book by historian of American religion David L. The main thesis of the book, found on page 134, is that the .

David Holmes discusses the various spiritual and religious beliefs of our Founders to discover what they could have . If anyone wishes to know about the faiths of the Founding Fathers, then Holmes' book is the one to read. Published 10 months ago.

David Holmes discusses the various spiritual and religious beliefs of our Founders to discover what they could have believed and how that impacted their decision making in founding this country. It talks about Deists, Christians, and the various religious and political movements that founded this nation.

In this compact book, David L. Holmes offers a clear, concise and illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of our . Although the founding fathers were religious men, Holmes shows that it was a faith quite unlike the Christianity of today's evangelicals. Holmes offers a clear, concise and illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of our founding fathers. Holmes concludes by examining the role of religion in the lives of the presidents since World War II and by reflecting on the evangelical resurgence that helped fuel the reelection of George W. Bush.

Электронная книга "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers", David L. Holmes. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In particular, he sheds light on the various forms of Deism that flourished in America, highlighting the profound influence this intellectual movement had on the founding generation. Holmes then examines the individual beliefs of a variety of men and women who loom large in our national history.

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Holmes David L. (EN). It is not uncommon to hear Christians argue that America was founded as a Christian nation. But how true is this claim? In this compact book, David L.

Describe religious landscape of British North America upon the founding of the United States. There were many kinds of religious institutions, Quakers, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Roman Catholics, most Americans were protestants or un-churched. Several institutions divided into sects due to their distinctions of worship, church governance and baptism, including how they viewed the Deity and the divinity of Jesus. Describe how various British colonies responded to multiple religious groups within their boundaries.

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  • This is a very readable, reasonable, and objective book. It is a book sure to offend those on the extreme ends of the "America is a Christian nation" discussion, which in this case may be a compliment of the highest order. Holmes begins with a concise discussion of the religious context in which the founding fathers lived. This helps put the rest of the book in perspective. Then he moves on to examine the religious beliefs and inclinations of several of the founders. He expertly considers what they did, wrote, and said, in the proper historical context. His effort to exercise due caution in the difficult task of fleshing out the spiritual beliefs of these men is welcome and gives added credence to his insights and conclusions. It would be difficult to find a more objective account of this subject. Another good book about this topic is "Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?" by John Fea, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, who reaches many of the same conclusions as Professor Holmes. If you want to learn about history, read the work of historians like Holmes and Fea, not the tendentious writings of social commentators/entertainers. (And for those of you to whom this matters, this reviewer is an evangelical Christian who worships in an Anglican (ACNA) church.)

  • This is a well written summary, and often by necessity, speculative, about the religious beliefs of six founding fathers and their wives and children. It also includes religious profiles of modern presidents from Ford through GW Bush. It's a fair and balanced assessment by a professor of religion on what can be gleaned from history on the religious practices, writings, and statements of only a handful of notable persons. It is by no means a comprehensive study of the topic. Published in 2006, it seems the author's motivation for writing this book was to address the current partisan disputes claiming "ownership" of the founders as their progenitors.

  • This book is written by a Professor Religion and someone who is an expert on colonial history and culture. David Holmes discusses the various spiritual and religious beliefs of our Founders to discover what they could have believed and how that impacted their decision making in founding this country. It talks about Deists, Christians, and the various religious and political movements that founded this nation.

  • Very clear our United States was NOT established to be a Christian Nation! Here's a quote about Thomas Jefferson: "Like other Deists, he valued intellectual and spiritual freedom and abhorred organized Christianity’s tendency toward dogmatism. He believed that no government had the authority to mandate religious conformity, and his Act for Establishing Religious Freedom (1786) helped guarantee the right to freedom of conscience." The right wing historical revisionists say the US was founded as a Christian Nation -- couldn't be further from the historical truth in our founding documents.

  • This is the most encompassing and intriguing book about the founders that I have ever read.

    It contains a great deal of documentation and insight into the faiths of the founding fathers, while also opening up an entirely new way of looking at the founders to the reader. Clearly, for most all of the founders, documentation exists that both sides of the polarizing argument about the religiosity of the founders will use to their own convenience and means. In my opinion, this work doesn't seek to do any of that. It is a straighforward, intriguing work with LOTS of documentation for each of the founding fathers.

    I understand there are those who cherry-pick quotes to reinforce extreme ideas that the founders wanted a Christian theocracy, and likewise those who insist that the founders were mostly outright atheists. I would recommend this book for both. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. This book demonstrates that fact without being preachy, agenda-driven or blatantly biased.

  • People love to discuss religion and our founding fathers. This book is a must read for political wonks on either side of ideological spectrum as it probes through the ether and gets to the heart of how religion influenced our founding fathers. I imagine people on either side of the coin will find something to both like and/or dislike in this book, as it will challenge all of your previously held notions....but, in a landscape where disinformation is far too often promulgated as fact, this book is a must-read for anyone curious about our founding fathers and religion.

  • Needs editing. Needless repetition. Also confusing as title indicates Holmes its discussing the Founding Father but also discusses the religious beliefs of their wives and finishes with religious discussion of our most recent presidents without making any clear connection. Good discussion of Deism.

  • This purchase was done on more of a personal research adventure, than anything else. I am basically and agnostic, however,
    when my children were young, I had my children attend Church regularly. This nation was founded upon religious values and
    I wanted them to understand them. While i have been exposed to Christianity most of my life, have read the Bible several times,
    I still wanted to understand from where several of the founders positions had originated. Had heard about "deist" involvement
    with several of the founders, this helped me understand their concepts better. (I was also interested in the thoughts involving separation of Church and State.