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John Witherspoon's American Revolution

Gideon Mailer
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781469628189, 146962818X, 9781469628196
Contents
  • Introduction: Enlightenment and religion between Scotland and America
  • "A road to distinction very different from that of his more successful companions": Augustinian piety in Witherspoon's Scotland
  • "Of local and temporary reformation, local and occasional depravation": Kirk divisions and American prospects at midcentury
  • "The bulwark of the religion and liberty of America": Presbyterian revivalism and American higher education before Witherspoon
  • "All the conclusions drawn from these principles must be vague": American moral philosophy after Witherspoon
  • "When their fathers have fallen asleep": domestic culture, public virtue, and the power of language
  • "Every one of them full of the old Cameronian resisting sentiments": piety, Anglo-Scottish union, and American independence
  • "How far the magistrate ought to interfere in matters of religion": public faith and the ambiguity of political representation after 1776
  • "The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man": John Witherspoon, James Madison, and the American founding
  • "Great things hath God done for his American Zion": Presbyterian moral philosophy and educational conflict during the nineteenth century.
Description
viii, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
  • "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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