Moral Minority

Moral Minority

Our Skeptical Founding Fathers

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Refuting modern claims about America's religious origins, an analysis of the role of Enlightenment ideals in the founding of the nation cites the specific contributions of John Locke and includes chapters on how six key founding fathers carefully eschewed faith-based initiatives. History Book Club.

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In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas. Enlivened by generous portions of the founders' own incomparable prose,Moral Minority makes an impassioned and scintillating contribution to the ongoing debate—more heated now than ever before—over the separation of church and state and the role (or lack thereof) of religion in government.

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Brooklyn-based writer and author Allen compiles and integrates articles she originally wrote for The Nation magazine to counter the Republican Party's erroneous insistence during the 2004 campaign that the US was founded on Christian principles (Judeo-Christian to Jewish audiences). The founders of the country, she shows, were not good Sunday-School Christians, but skeptical men of the Enlightenment who questioned every received idea they had been taught, and challenged dogma from the pulpit publicly and privately. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Refuting modern claims about America's religious origins, an analysis of the role of Enlightenment ideals in the founding of the nation cites the specific contributions of John Locke and includes chapters on how six key founding fathers carefully eschewed faith-based initiatives.

Natl Book Network
In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas. Enlivened by generous portions of the founders' own incomparable prose, Moral Minority makes an impassioned and scintillating contribution to the ongoing debate—more heated now than ever before—over the separation of church and state and the role (or lack thereof) of religion in government.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006
ISBN: 9781566636759
1566636752
Characteristics: xvi, 235 p. ; 23 cm

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LRS1969 Jul 10, 2015

Excellent book!

Addresses the subject very well and with superb research (which - like apologists - is not taken out of context).

Very good companion to Matthew Stewart's "Nature's God".

Highly recommend!

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