Abstract and Keywords
This article aims to identify the place of religion in the politics of the American founding era. It shows that the interaction between religion and politics was constant throughout the entire period, but the nature of that interaction varied greatly, depending on contingent forces and events. The article starts by studying religion and the ideology of revolution, along with the relationship of politics and religion in war and confederation. The link between the Constitution and religion is also studied. Some open-ended questions are considered in the last section of the article. Early American religion and politics are also covered.
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