Founding Sins:  How a group of antislavery radicals fought to put Christ into the Constitution

Title

Founding Sins: How a group of antislavery radicals fought to put Christ into the Constitution

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Description

Despite being one of North America's smallest religious sects, the Covenanters found their way into every major revolt. They were God's rebels--just as likely to be Patriots against Britain as they were to be Whiskey Rebels against the federal government. As the nation's earliest and most avowed abolitionists, they had a significant influence on the fight for emancipation. In Founding Sins, Joseph S. Moore examines this forgotten history, and explores how Covenanters profoundly shaped American's understandings of the separation of church and state.

ISBN

978-0190269241

Publication Date

10-13-2015

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Cary

Keywords

Covenanters, christian nation, Presbyterian, religious sect, abolitionist, church and state

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | History of Religion | United States History