The Resource John Witherspoon's American Revolution, Gideon Mailer, (ebook)

John Witherspoon's American Revolution, Gideon Mailer, (ebook)

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John Witherspoon's American Revolution
Title
John Witherspoon's American Revolution
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Gideon Mailer
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1768, John Witherspoon, Presbyterian leader of the evangelical Popular party faction in the Scottish Kirk, became the College of New Jersey's sixth president. At Princeton, he mentored constitutional architect James Madison; as a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, he was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. Although Witherspoon is often thought to be the chief conduit of moral sense philosophy in America, Mailer's comprehensive analysis of this founding father's writings demonstrates the resilience of his evangelical beliefs. Witherspoon's Presbyterian evangelicalism competed with, combined with, and even superseded the civic influence of Scottish Enlightenment thought in the British Atlantic world. John Witherspoon's American Revolution examines the connection between patriot discourse and long-standing debates - already central to the 1707 Act of Union - about the relationship among piety, moral philosophy, and political unionism. In Witherspoon's mind, Americans became different from other British subjects because more of them had been awakened to the sin they shared with all people. Paradoxically, acute consciousness of their moral depravity legitimized their move to independence by making it a concerted moral action urged by the Holy Spirit. Mailer's exploration of Witherspoon's thought and influence suggests that, for the founders in his circle, civic virtue rested on personal religious awakening
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Midwest
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Mailer, Gideon
Dewey number
  • 973.3029
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Witherspoon, John
  • United States.
  • United States
  • Princeton University
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
  • Church and state
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adult
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John Witherspoon's American Revolution, Gideon Mailer, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781469628196
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11826241
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remote
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11826241
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MWT11826241
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
John Witherspoon's American Revolution, Gideon Mailer, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628196
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11826241
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826241
System control number
MWT11826241
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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