Encompassing over 200 objects including early American books, manuscripts, letters, prints, paintings, artifacts, and music from the Library's collections and complemented by loans from other institutions, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. The seven sections of the exhibition are on such provocative issues as:

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Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

The catalog contains seven chapters each corresponding to an exhibition section, by James H. Hutson and a forward by Jarlslav Pelikan. 144 pp. 75 illus. (20 color). Bibliography and Object list. 8 3/4 x 11" $21.95 plus $5.00 shipping

Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

Edited by James H. Hutson.

The essays presented in this volume are revisions of most of the papers prepared by the authors for delivery at a Library of Congress symposium, "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic," June 18 - 19, 1998.

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