Under the Cope of Heaven

Under the Cope of Heaven

Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America

eBook - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the role of religion in the development of Colonial American society and discusses the relationship between religion and politics

Oxford University Press
In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds an abundance of religious vitality through the colonial years among clergy and churchgoers of diverse religious background. The book also explores the tightening relationship between religion and politics and illuminates the vital role religion played in the American Revolution. A perennial backlist title first published in 1986, this updated edition includes a new preface on research in the field on African Americans, Indians, women, the Great Awakening, and Atlantic history and how these impact her interpretations.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9780195303797
0195303792
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxii, 291 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles

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