God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas S. Kidd

Nov 07, 2018, 04:24 AM


(Photo: nglish: Boston Common, ca.1804

Date 1804

Source A. Thwing. Crooked & Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston 1630-1822. 1920. https://books.google.com/books?id=TR2mr8llWysC

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God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas S. Kidd


At the dawn of the Revolutionary War, America was already a nation of diverse faiths—the First Great Awakening and Enlightenment concepts such as deism and atheism had endowed the colonists with varying and often opposed religious beliefs. Despite their differences, however, Americans found common ground against British tyranny and formed an alliance that would power the American Revolution. In God of Liberty, historian Thomas S. Kidd offers the first comprehensive account of religion’s role during this transformative period. A compelling testament to evangelical Christians’ crucial contribution to American independence, God of Liberty is also a timely appeal for the same spiritual vitality that gave form to our nation and sustained it through its tumultuous birth.