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New England Disestablishment

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780195399677
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777150 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0004
New England Disestablishment

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This chapter traces the final political disestablishment in three New England states: New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It examines the competing understandings of disestablishment during this period among Republicans, members of the Congregationalist Standing Order, and jurists.

Keywords: establishment; assessments; conscience; Lyman Beecher; Congregationalist; Unitarian; standing order; Republicans

Chapter.  11741 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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