• Review of Daniel L. Dreisbach, Religion and Politics in the Early Republic: Jasper Adams and the Church-State Debate (1997)

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2001
    Subject(s):
    Law, Religion, History, Politics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Thomas Jefferson, Jasper Adams, Church and State, Daniel L. Dreisbach
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/94jx-xm09
    Abstract:
    Jefferson’s axioms of separation of church and state and discouragement of public religion are well known. However, they are more nuanced than typically stated, and were controversial even during his time. Daniel L. Dreisbach explains that Jasper Adams held another nineteenth century view, far from that of Jefferson. Adams insisted on disestablishment of religion and freedom of religion. Adams still believed that America needed a fund of common religious values, such as honesty, diligence, patriotism, etc. Jasper Adams viewed these traits as essential to the preservation of liberty, morality, and rule of law. Dreisbach’s work on Jasper Adams is essential reading and an enduring contribution to any library.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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