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The Resource A paradise of reason : William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic, J. Rixey Ruffin

A paradise of reason : William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic, J. Rixey Ruffin

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A paradise of reason : William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic
Title
A paradise of reason
Title remainder
William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic
Statement of responsibility
J. Rixey Ruffin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is as much a social and political history of Salem in the early republic as it is an intellectual biography; it not only delineates Bentley's ideas, but perhaps more important, it unravels their social and political consequences. Using Bentley's remarkable diary and a vast archive of newspaper accounts, tax records, and electoral returns, Ruffin brings to life the sailors, widows, captains, and merchants who lived with Bentley in the eastern parish of Salem." "A Paradise of Reason is a study of the intellectual and tangible effects of rational religion in mercantile Salem, of theology and philosophy but also of ideology - of the social politics of race and class and gender, the ecclesiastical politics of establishment and dissent, the ideological politics of republicanism and classical liberalism, and the patty politics of Federalism and Democratic-Republicanism. In bringing to light the fascinating life and thought of one of early New England's most interesting historical figures, Ruffin offers a fresh perspective on the formative negotiations between Christianity and the Enlightenment in the years of America's founding."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruffin, J. Rixey
Dewey number
  • 285.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR520
LC item number
.R84 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion in America series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bentley, William
  • Christianity and politics
  • Republicanism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Republicanism
Label
A paradise of reason : William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic, J. Rixey Ruffin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
77829945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780195326512
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007000076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77829945
Label
A paradise of reason : William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the early republic, J. Rixey Ruffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
77829945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780195326512
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007000076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77829945

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