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by Gary Kowalski

  • ISBN: 1933346094
  • Category: History
  • Author: Gary Kowalski
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bluebridge (February 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 224 pages
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  • EPUB size: 1150 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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"The Faiths of the Founding Fathers". "Revolutionary Deists: Early America's Rational Infidels". "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic". Anybody who is interested in really understanding the theological culture of this time period should consult this book.

Revolutionary Spirits brings to life the complex creeds and personalities of America's founding fathers . Gary Kowalski was for many years the senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont.

Revolutionary Spirits brings to life the complex creeds and personalities of America's founding fathers, and confronts many of the later myths about the religious views of some of the most notable figures in history. These founders worshiped Nature's God, not the God of the Bible, and sought spiritual inspiration in Creation rather than in the traditional religious creeds.

In his 2008 volume Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers (BlueBridge Publishing), Kowalski sought to show that the Founding Fatherss of the United States were neither devout Christians nor secularists but that their views combined.

In his 2008 volume Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers (BlueBridge Publishing), Kowalski sought to show that the Founding Fatherss of the United States were neither devout Christians nor secularists but that their views combined religion with the new scientific and intellectual discoveries of the Enlightenment. A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Divinity School, Kowalski was the senior minister of Burlington's First Unitarian Universalist Society for over 20 years.

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Gary Kowalski 's Revolutionary Spirits can be recommended to readers desiring a readable survey of the unorthodox .

Gary Kowalski 's Revolutionary Spirits can be recommended to readers desiring a readable survey of the unorthodox religious opinions of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The theme of Revolutionary Spirits is a familiar one wherein prominent persons are not only studied in themselves but also serve to stand in for "America" itself. Revolutionary Spirits is right to remind us that American religion wasn't all Puritans. Of course, neither was it all Franklins and Paines.

Revolutionary Spirits : The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers. Bringing to life the complex creeds and personalities of America's Founding Fathers, this book confronts many of the myths about the religious views of some of the most notable figures in history.

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Revolutionary Spirits confronts many of the later myths about the religious views of America’s Founders, and brings to life their complex creeds and personalities. It offers clear and candid portraits of Franklin, Washington, Paine, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison as both religious reformers and political rebels, and reclaims their spiritual inheritance for today.

Revolutionary Spirits. Revolutionary Spirits confronts many of the later myths about the religious views of America’s Founders, and brings to life their complex creeds and personalities. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Bringing to life the complex creeds and personalities of America's Founding Fathers, this book confronts many of the myths about the religious views of some of the most notable figures in history. Offering clear and candid portraits of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as both religious reformers and political rebels, this analysis tells the illuminating story of these unorthodox men of faith and thought and reclaims their spiritual inheritance for all Americans. Providing a careful examination of how the Founders’ nature-based spirituality was tied to their fascination with science, this record includes discussions on Washington’s aversion to using the word "God" in public pronouncements, Jefferson's mathematical calculations to show that the biblical great flood would have been impossible, and Paine's thoughts on the possibilities of alien life.


Reviews about Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers (7):
Goll
This is one of a handful of exceptional books on the true faith (Deism) of many of the Founding Fathers (and most of the key ones).

Others would include:

- "Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers"

- "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers"

- "Revolutionary Deists: Early America's Rational Infidels"

- "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"

And everything that you can get your hands on by Thomas Paine!
Gianni_Giant
Several elections ago I started to here from certain politicians that they "...wanted to bring back the religion of our founding fathers." When I heard that I said What? It's not true.

This book reveals the true faiths of our founding fathers. Much of what we hear about them is false for one reason or another and the truth is far better than the myths.
Enone
I borrowed Revolutionary Spirits from my local library and after the first two chapters I went online and ordered a copy to keep on my bookcase at home. This volume is wonderfully researched and the writing is a pleasure to read. Anybody who is interested in really understanding the theological culture of this time period should consult this book. Anybody who is interested in understanding the political culture of this time period should consult Forest Church's "So Help Me God".
Malalrajas
With all the misinformation out there about what the "founding fathers" believed about religion, freedom, what their vision was for this country (and how that vision is being lost), this book is a must read. Well-written and eye-opening.
AfinaS
An excellent appraisal of the true religious beliefs and political lives of the early American leaders.
Ungall
Really lovely book
Reggy
While I tend to side (somewhat) with the author's theme that many of the Founders religious views tended toward tolerance and liberal open-mindedness, I found this work to be no better than a fair undergraduate summary of a small part of American intellectual history. As I read the first few chapters I found the work thin on historical scholarship and a bit too conclusory. I then jumped to the end notes to only find a small collection of secondary sources to support his theme. Not a bad work. But it surely would have failed as a masters thesis. Although it may work as a introduction to its subject, go elsewhere for the analysis and substance.
Commie leftist propaganda, had to give the book away to my Goodwill, could not get past the hatred and vile leftist attitude of the first couple chapters.

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