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Author Walters, Kerry S

Title Revolutionary deists : early America's rational infidels / Kerry Walters

Publ Info Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011
Edition [Revised edition]
 PC  BL2747.4 .W35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BL2747.4 .W35 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BL2747.4 .W35 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 279 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Rev. ed. of: Rational infidels
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The "age of licentious liberty" : deism in America -- The ambivalent deist : Benjamin Franklin -- The frontier deist : Ethan Allen -- The iconoclastic deist : Thomas Paine -- The deistic Christian : Thomas Jefferson -- The crusader for deism : Elihu Palmer -- Deism's poet : Philip Freneau -- Zion restored : the decline and fall of American deism
Note For roughly eighty-five years-between 1725 and 1810-America was agitated by what can only be described as a revolutionary movement. This was not the well-know political revolution that culminated in the War of Independence, but a revolution in religious and ethical thought. Its proponents called their radical viewpoint "deism." They challenged Christian orthodoxy and instead endorsed a belief system that celebrated the power of human reason and saw nature as God's handiwork and the only "revelation" of divine will
LC subject Deism -- United States
Add Author Walters, Kerry S. Rational infidels
ISBN 9781616141905 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1616141905 (pbk. : alk. paper)