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Religion and Politics in the American Revolution and Beyond

Religion and Politics in the American Revolution and Beyond Review Essay J O N AT H A N D E N H A R T O G Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia. By Thomas E. Buckley. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. 376. Cloth, $39.50.) Jacob Green's Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age. By S. Scott Rohrer. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. Pp. 320. Cloth, $79.95.) Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic. By Matthew Stewart. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. Pp. 448. Cloth, $28.95.) Religion's role in the era of the American Revolution and early republic seems a perennial question. This partially arises from the topic's difficulty--it refuses to lend itself to straightforward historical answers. On this front, historians have made some headway by recognizing that religion's effects on revolutionary politics and society were varied (rather than univocal) and arose from multiple theological traditions and religious impulses. In different ways, religion in the Revolution affected Patriots and Loyalists, Federalists and Republicans, men and women, Jonathan Den Hartog is associate professor of history at the University of Northwestern­St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Religion and Politics in the American Revolution and Beyond

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 35 (3) – Aug 18, 2015

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Review Essay J O N AT H A N D E N H A R T O G Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia. By Thomas E. Buckley. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. 376. Cloth, $39.50.) Jacob Green's Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age. By S. Scott Rohrer. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. Pp. 320. Cloth, $79.95.) Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic. By Matthew Stewart. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. Pp. 448. Cloth, $28.95.) Religion's role in the era of the American Revolution and early republic seems a perennial question. This partially arises from the topic's difficulty--it refuses to lend itself to straightforward historical answers. On this front, historians have made some headway by recognizing that religion's effects on revolutionary politics and society were varied (rather than univocal) and arose from multiple theological traditions and religious impulses. In different ways, religion in the Revolution affected Patriots and Loyalists, Federalists and Republicans, men and women, Jonathan Den Hartog is associate professor of history at the University of Northwestern­St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Aug 18, 2015

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