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An Age of Infidels

The Politics of Religious Controversy in the Early United States


Συγγραφέας: Schlereth Eric R.
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812244939
Σειρά βιβλίου: Early American Studies
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 23x4x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "An Age of Infidels"

Historian Eric R. Schlereth places religious conflict at the center of early American political culture. He shows ordinary Americans-both faithful believers and Christianity's staunchest critics-struggling with questions about the meaning of tolerance and the limits of religious freedom. In doing so, he casts new light on the ways Americans reconciled their varied religious beliefs with political change at a formative moment in the nation's cultural life. After the American Revolution, citizens of the new nation felt no guarantee that they would avoid the mire of religious and political conflict that had gripped much of Europe for three centuries. Debates thus erupted in the new United States about how or even if long-standing religious beliefs, institutions, and traditions could be accommodated within a new republican political order that encouraged suspicion of inherited traditions. Public life in the period included contentious arguments over the best way to ensure a compatible relationship between diverse religious beliefs and the nation's recent political developments. In the process, religion and politics in the early United States were remade to fit each other. From the 1770s onward, Americans created a political rather than legal boundary between acceptable and unacceptable religious expression, one defined in reference to infidelity. Conflicts occurred most commonly between deists and their opponents who perceived deists' anti-Christian opinions as increasingly influential in American culture and politics. Exploring these controversies, Schlereth explains how Americans navigated questions of religious truth and difference in an age of emerging religious liberty.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Schlereth Eric R.
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Early American Studies
ISBN: 9780812244939
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 12/03/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 680 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x4x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 10 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction. Remaking Religion Chapter 1. Boundaries Chapter 2. America's Deist Future Chapter 3. Citizen Deists Chapter 4. Partisan Religious Truths Chapter 5. America's Deist Past Chapter 6. Free Enquiry Chapter 7. Political Religion, Political Irreligion Epilogue. The Origins of American Cultural Politics Notes Index Acknowledgments

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