Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 August 2021

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198788997

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Benjamin Franklin

Cultural Protestant

D. G. Hart

Spiritual Lives

  • Offers an insightful view of Franklin's faith and his religious legacy
  • Interprets Franklin as the embodiment of Protestant attitudes toward print culture, urban life, science, intellectual life, and politics
  • Argues that Franklin should be included in the company of figures like Abraham Lincoln for whom Protestant convictions informed directly and indirectly their outlook on and contribution to the world