A Republic of Righteousness

A Republic of Righteousness : The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

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This book examines the debate over the proper connection in society between religion and public life, that took place in the fifty years following the American Revolution. Jonathan Sassi challenges the conventional wisdom, finding an essential continuity to the period's public Christianity. Most previous studies have seen this period as one of sharp disjuncture, in which the nation's cultural paradigm shifted from republicanism to liberal individualism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162.1 x 239.3 x 26.9mm | 648.65g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 019512989X
  • 9780195129892

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Informative, sustained analysis ... enlarges our understanding of Congregational religious thought in the postrevolutionary decades. * The Journal of American History * Sassi writes in a clear and engaging manner ... Sassi makes a strong case for what might be called the renaissance of the New England mind. * Journal of the Early Republic *
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