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Political Sermons of the American Founding Era 1730-1805: In Two Volumes

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The early political culture of the American republic was deeply influenced by the religious consciousness of the New England preachers. Indeed, it was often through the political sermon—the "pulpit of the American Revolution"—that the political rhetoric of the period was formed, refined, and transmitted. And yet the centrality of religious concerns in the lives of eighteen ...more
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Published January 1st 1998 by Liberty Fund Inc.
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Briana
There's 33 chapters/sermons, about 1000 pages...that's only in the first volume of this set.

I'm only reading three sermons of the first volume.
If I write a review, it'll be sadly lacking.

...tell me again why we paid so much money for this book?

*EDIT*

Not a very enlightened review, since I only read 1/10 of this...

These sermons were sort of...predictable? Lots of Christianese, mentions of grace, mercy, repentance...etc...more sermon than political to me. Although I suppose that in this day and age
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Robert
It is good in that it goes back before all the bull and bile was being printed about this country by our modern news media. It has many different types of reads in it. One I enjoyed because of it's style was called "Oration Upon the Beauties of LIBERTY, on the Effential Rights of the Americans". Example: "Methinks, that even your Lordship, will not blame them if they stand fast in the liberty wherein they were made free."
I love that!
Craig J.
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