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Faith and the Founders of the American Republic$
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Mark David Hall and Daniel L. Dreisbach

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199843336

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843336.001.0001

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The Antifederalists and Religion

The Antifederalists and Religion

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(p.120) 6 The Antifederalists and Religion
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Faith and the Founders of the American Republic
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Donald L Drakeman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843336.003.0007

This chapter considers the religious affiliations and interests of those who opposed the ratification of the US Constitution and the extent to which their opposition was motivated by religious concerns. It also explores the Antifederalists’ views of religious liberty and their understanding of religion’s role in the political order and the proper relationship between church and state.

Keywords:   Antifederalist, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, religious liberty, national government, tyranny

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