Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father / Thomas S Kidd.
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- ISBN: 9780300217490
- ISBN: 0300217498
- Physical Description: 278 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2017.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary, etc.:|| "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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|Subject:||Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
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