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Religion and American Disestablishment

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199858361
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949724 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0001
Religion and American Disestablishment

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This chapter gives an overview of the religious character of the American colonies, looking primarily at the groupings of New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. It gives an overview of the different church/state arrangements found in these colonies prior to the revolution. It then introduces the background to questions of church and state in early America, and sets up the importance of looking back to the reformation roots of American colonial thought.

Keywords: Colonial America; religious liberty; church and state; religious liberty

Chapter.  5895 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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