Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Library of Congress online exhibit on Religion and the American Revolution

The good folks at the Library of Congress have put together an extensive set of exhibits on the role of religion in the American Founding.  As we start the run-up to celebrating Independence Day, it might be interesting to wander over and take a look at the exhibit dealing with the American Revolution:  Religion and the American Revolution.  Well worth a look for the patriotically inclined. I had no idea, for example, that one of the spark-points in the Patriot cause were rumors that the British were going to set up an Anglican bishop for the colonies.  Talk about the law of unintended consequences -- once American liberty was secure the land would soon swarm with bishops -- Anglican, Methodist, and (to many of the old colonists the most dreaded of all) CATHOLIC bishops!

The River of Freedom rarely runs a predictable course.

1 comment:

Joe Kidd said...

Stoplight: A Walk for the President