JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2014) coverage of the comparatively small free inquiry movement after 1820. That said, historians often overlook the free inquiry movement, and Schlereth remedies that neglect. In the 1790s, as Schlereth notes, some Americans began to see ``the radical contingency at the center of both political loyalty and religious faith'' (77). If this recognition undermined faith in natural reason as much as it did faith in biblical revelation, evangelicals were more adamant in their refusal to face radical contingency, and more effective in defending revelation than deists were in arguing against it. Put differently, evangelicals were more defensive with respect to interpreting reality than deists and free thinkers, and more militant overall because of their defensiveness. Opposing political constructions of religion developed together in the early republic, as Schlereth convincingly shows, but not with equivalent resistance to criticism. Am anda Por ter fiel d is the Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion at Florida State University. She is the author of Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in Early America (Chicago, 2012), and currently researches corporate organizing in the early republic. Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Jan 28, 2014
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