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The Resource Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd

Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd

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Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father
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Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father
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Thomas S Kidd
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eng
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"Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the "thorough" deist who emerges in his autobiography. As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin's beliefs, to be sure, but devout Christians in his life--including George Whitefield, the era's greatest evangelical preacher; his parents; and his beloved sister Jane--kept him tethered to the Calvinist creed of his Puritan upbringing. Based on rigorous research into Franklin's voluminous correspondence, essays, and almanacs, this fresh assessment of a well-known figure unpacks the contradictions and conundrums faith presented in Franklin's life." -- Publisher's description
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Title
Benjamin Franklin
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Summary
Reveals the religious life of the statesmen, arguing that he was influenced by deist thought, but remained a devout Christian in his everyday life
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Biography type
individual biography
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10563808
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
320
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
K53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the religious life of a Founding Father
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the religious life of a Founding Father
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Thomas S. Kidd
Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd
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Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Contents
Child of the Puritans -- Exodus to Philadelphia, sojourn in London -- Philadelphia printer -- Poor Richard -- Ben Franklin's closest Evangelical friend -- Electrical man -- Tribune of the people -- Diplomat -- The pillar of fire
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ocn961308401
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780300217490
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(hc)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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