The faiths of the founding fathers is a book by historian of american religion david l holmes of the college of william mary 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 holmes approaches the topic of the religion of the founders of the united states by analyzing their public statements and correspondence the comments left by their contemporaries and the views where available of clergy who knew them. The faiths of the founding fathers is a very brief interesting and insightful book about the religious beliefs of americas founding fathers most of whom were not christian as we define that term today most were diests or christian diests which is a belief based on mans innate ability to reason and be logical therefore the more outlandish biblical stories in the bible like the trinity the resurrection of jesus miracles and the virgin birth were rejected but an overall belief in . Professor david holmes has given us a jewel in his book the faiths of the founding fathers other reviewers have given very capable overviews so i wont repeat what has already been written but what surprised me and pleasantly so was the authors exposition of how little deism played in the overall life of the colonies that is an idea which is refreshing because it flies in the . Although the founding fathers were religious men holmes shows that it was a faith quite unlike the christianity of todays evangelicals holmes concludes by examining the role of religion in the
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