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The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America By Franklin T. Lambert,

  • Title: The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America
  • Author: Franklin T. Lambert
  • ISBN: 9780691126029
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did the United States, founded as colonies with explicitly religious aspirations, come to be the first modern state whose commitment to the separation of church and state was reflected in its constitution Frank Lambert explains why this happened, offering in the process a synthesis of American history from the first British arrivals through Thomas Jefferson s controveHow did the United States, founded as colonies with explicitly religious aspirations, come to be the first modern state whose commitment to the separation of church and state was reflected in its constitution Frank Lambert explains why this happened, offering in the process a synthesis of American history from the first British arrivals through Thomas Jefferson s controversial presidency.Lambert recognizes that two sets of spiritual fathers defined the place of religion in early America what Lambert calls the Planting Fathers, who brought Old World ideas and dreams of building a City upon a Hill, and the Founding Fathers, who determined the constitutional arrangement of religion in the new republic While the former proselytized the one true faith, the latter emphasized religious freedom over religious purity.Lambert locates this shift in the mid eighteenth century In the wake of evangelical revival, immigration by new dissenters, and population expansion, there emerged a marketplace of religion characterized by sectarian competition, pluralism, and widened choice During the American Revolution, dissenters found sympathetic lawmakers who favored separating church and state, and the free marketplace of religion gained legal status as the Founders began the daunting task of uniting thirteen disparate colonies To avoid discord in an increasingly pluralistic and contentious society, the Founders left the religious arena free of government intervention save for the guarantee of free exercise for all Religious people and groups were also free to seek political influence, ensuring that religion s place in America would always be a contested one, but never a state regulated one.An engaging and highly readable account of early American history, this book shows how religious freedom came to be recognized not merely as toleration of dissent but as a natural right to be enjoyed by all Americans.
    The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America How did the United States founded as colonies with explicitly religious aspirations come to be the first modern state whose commitment to the separation of church and state was reflected in its cons

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    1. Excellent work, with one exceptionDr Lambert does not provide adequate attention to the impact of theological unitarianism in his review of the faiths of the main Founding Fathers How can you discuss this topic and only mention Dr Rev Joseph Priestly only twice But other than this oversight, this is a very good piece of scholarship Some of the quotations he provides are typically not found in these types of books and they are very illuminating The author clearly understands American history and [...]

    2. This book presents the historical information on the faiths of our our Founding Fathers Rather than being Christian fundamentalists, they were mostly intellectuals trying to bring this nation beyond the squabbles and violent clashes between different religious groups Diesm was most popular among these enlightened peacemakers, which held that God created earth, but that our religious texts and supernatural beliefs did not make sense Jefferson crafter his own bible by assembling the words of Jesus [...]

    3. This was required reading material for my class at UNCG It gives a pretty good description about religions place in American history Separation of church and state really come under close scrutiny here Many early Americans were deeply religious and wanted religion to be highlighted in the making of the United States and the writing of the Constitution However, the founding fathers were Deists and believed that there should be a wall between politics and religion much to the colonists dismay.

    4. Points to take the constitutional recognition of religious market the Anglican challenge to the Congregational churches

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