Revolutionary spirits: the enlightened faith of America's founding fathers

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Bringing to life the complex creeds and personalities of America's Founding Fathers, this book confronts many of the myths about the religious views of some of the most notable figures in history. Offering clear and candid portraits of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as both religious reformers and political rebels, this analysis tells the illuminating story of these unorthodox men of faith and thought and reclaims their spiritual inheritance for all Americans. Providing a careful examination of how the Founders’ nature-based spirituality was tied to their fascination with science, this record includes discussions on Washington’s aversion to using the word "God" in public pronouncements, Jefferson's mathematical calculations to show that the biblical great flood would have been impossible, and Paine's thoughts on the possibilities of alien life.

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table_of_contents Revolutionary spirits : introduction -- Nature's nation and nature's God : liberals and deists -- Beyond black arts and witchcraft : the progress of Enlightenment -- A reasonable creature : the faith of Benjamin Franklin -- To bigotry no sanction : the faith of George Washington -- My own mind is my own church : the faith of Thomas Paine -- Delight, joy, triumph, exaltation : the faith of John Adams -- Question with boldness : the faith of Thomas Jefferson -- The dictates of conscience : the faith of James Madison -- Reclaiming the spirit of our founders.
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title Revolutionary spirits : the enlightened faith of America's founding fathers
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