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Published: 01 May 2006

240 Pages | 25 halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195300925

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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers

David L. Holmes

This compact book offers an illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of our founding fathers. It begins with an informative account of the religious culture of the late colonial era, surveying the various groups in each colony, and then examines the individual beliefs of a variety of men and women who loom large in our national history. Some, like Martha Washington, Samuel Adams, John Jay, and Patrick Henry, held orthodox Christian views. But many of the most influential figures, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James and Dolley Madison, and James Monroe, were believers of a different stripe.