Religion in Americas 4

Religion in Americas 4 - conscience and ethical behavior....

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Revolution: The American Revolution, Religious Rhetoric, and the Results of Disestablishment Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:58 AM After the GRA…: Rational Religion and Orthodoxy Rational Religion Enlightenment influence Suspicious of miracles Importance of reason to discover religious truth Transforming Calvinism into Orthodoxy God is benevolent, just, reasonable Human action can affect salvation Ethics and moral teaching; Jesus as teacher, no a miracle-worker Clarification of Terms: New Lights were called "Evangelicals" Old Lights (such as Anglicans) were called "Orthodox" Deism: Taking it one step further Many founding fathers Enlightenment influence, suspicion of "enthusiasm" and excess emotion Wary of institutional churches. Not irreligious, but thought religion primarily a matter of individual
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Unformatted text preview: conscience and ethical behavior. Didnt think the churches ought to be involved in running government. When it came to the separation of church and state. Evangelicals and Deists agreed that it was best to separate church and state. The Orthodox wanted church and state intertwined. Religious Rhetoric of the Revolution Revolution sanctioned by God Monarchy= ungodly form of Government Paine: "Monarchy is popery of government" Political liberty ordained by God Revolution understood in Scriptural and Millennial terms. "America" won, but who "lost" after the Revolution? Loyalist Pacifists (e.g. Quakers) African Slaves...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course RELI 140 taught by Professor Ariel during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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