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By T.J. Tomlin

ISBN-10: 0199373655

ISBN-13: 9780199373659

A Divinity for All Persuasions uncovers the non secular signifiance of early America's such a lot ubiquitous renowned style. except a Bible and maybe a couple of schoolbooks and sermons, almanacs have been the one published goods so much american citizens owned ahead of 1820. bought each year, the almanac was once a calendar and astrologically-based scientific guide surrounded through poetry, essays, anecdotes, and a number of useful information.

Employing a wealth of archival fabric, T.J. Tomlin analyzes the pan-Protestant sensibility allotted in the course of the almanac's pages among 1730 and 1820. by means of disseminating a set of Protestant innovations relating to God's lifestyles, divine revelation, the human situation, and the afterlife, almanacs performed an unprecedented function in early American non secular lifestyles. stimulated through readers' evaluations and printers' pragmatism, the spiritual content material of daily print helps an leading edge interpretation of early American cultural and spiritual heritage. In sharp distinction to a historiography based on intra-Protestant pageant, Tomlin indicates that almost all early american citizens trusted a handful of Protestant "essentials" instead of denominational specifics to outline and set up their non secular lives.

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