The faith of the Founding Fathers has been a polarizing subject, with some books portraying deism as their religion, and others asserting that they espoused orthodox Christian views. Carefully explaining the religious makeup of America at the time, as well as the movements, letters, and documents affiliated with the founding fathers, David Holms provides us with a balanced look at the religious identities of some of the most famous men in our country's history. Looking individually at Franklin, Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe's complex views (as well as the more orthodox Samuel Adams, Elias Boudinot, and John Jay), and as their wives, this is a fascinating, careful look at the evidence for the beliefs of the Founders. 225 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
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