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The Resource Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent, Derek H. Davis

Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent, Derek H. Davis

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Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent
Title
Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Title remainder
contributions to original intent
Statement of responsibility
Derek H. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Derek H. Davis offers the first comprehensive examination of the role of religion in the proceedings, theories, ideas, and goals of the Continental Congress. Those who argue that the United States was founded as a "Christian Nation" have made much of the religiosity of the founders, particularly as it was manifested in the ritual invocations of a clearly Christian God as well as in the adoption of practices such as government-sanctioned days of fasting and thanksgiving, prayers and preaching before legislative bodies, and the appointments of chaplains to the Army. Davis looks at the fifteen-year experience of the Continental Congress (1774-1789) and arrives at a contrary conclusion: namely, that the revolutionaries did not seek to entrench religion in the federal state. The idea that a modern nation could be premised on expressly theological foundations, Davis argues, was utterly antithetical to the thinking of most revolutionaries."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Derek
Dewey number
322/.1/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF4783
LC item number
.D385 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Religion in America series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church and state
  • Constitutional history
  • Freedom of religion
  • United States
Label
Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent, Derek H. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Continental Congress and religious liberty
  • Virtue and the Continental Congress
  • The Continental Congress, original intent, and modern constitutional adjudication
  • Original intent as a basis for constitutional interpretation
  • The political status of religion in the founding era
  • Religion and the American Revolution
  • A summary view of politics and religion in the Continental Congress
  • Chaplaincies and days of religious observance under the Continental Congress
  • Religious dimensions of the Declaration of Independence
  • Religion and federalism during the Confederation Period
  • A national seal and a (national?) bible
Control code
41086726
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780195133554
Lccn
99026044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 : contributions to original intent, Derek H. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Continental Congress and religious liberty
  • Virtue and the Continental Congress
  • The Continental Congress, original intent, and modern constitutional adjudication
  • Original intent as a basis for constitutional interpretation
  • The political status of religion in the founding era
  • Religion and the American Revolution
  • A summary view of politics and religion in the Continental Congress
  • Chaplaincies and days of religious observance under the Continental Congress
  • Religious dimensions of the Declaration of Independence
  • Religion and federalism during the Confederation Period
  • A national seal and a (national?) bible
Control code
41086726
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780195133554
Lccn
99026044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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