Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson

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Index
Act of Incorporation (Va. Episcopal), 54
Act of Toleration (English), 5
Adams, Abigail, 47, 142, 161
Adams, Dickinson, 118-19
Adams, John, 23, 36, 81, 114, 119; and "Age of Reason," 27, 29; at Continental Congress, 45-47; death of, 209; on education, 15459, 168, 172, 179; on immortality, 141-43; against Jesuits, 190-91; leading the Federalist Party, 8990, 90-91; against luxury, 161-62; on original sin, 37; and Platonism, 132-34; as president, 90, 94-96, 98, 165; rapprochement with Jefferson, 121-24, 188-89; on religious liberty, 189-94; against sectarianism, 162-64; as Unitarian, 138-39, 206
Adams, John Quincy, 166
Age of Reason, 31, 131, 168
Albemarle Academy, 171
Alien and Sedition Acts, 90, 185
Allen, Ethan, 29, 34-35, 41
American Indians, 39-40, 76, 100-104, 201
American Philosophical Society, 184
American Revolution, 7, 11, 30-31, 42-48, 57-58, 65, 69, 73-74, 83, 88, 95, 109, 161, 166, 201
Ames, Fisher, 85
Anglicanism: and College of William and Mary, 10-13, 150-51, 153, 16768; in colonial Virginia, 2-7, 102-3, 149; in England, 1-2, 52, 183-84; episcopacy issue, 57-58; intolerance of, 52-55, 72-73; Jefferson's attachment to, 13-15
Arnold, Benedict, 53
Assembly (of Va.), 3, 54-56, 58, 63-68
Atheism, 25-26, 91-92
Backus, Isaac, 71, 189
Bacon, Francis, 17, 20, 22
Baird, Robert, 216, 217, 220
Baker v. Fales, 193
Baldwin, William, 201
Bancroft, Aaron, 206
Banister, John, Jr., 155

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xii
  • 1: The Anglican 1
  • 2: Student of the Enlightenment 16
  • 3: The Revolutionary 42
  • 4: The Statesman 77
  • 5: The Religious Reformer 111
  • 6: The Educator 147
  • 7: The Eternal Vigil 181
  • 8: A Religion for the People 210
  • A Note on the Sources 229
  • Index 241
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