Colonists left England for freedom of religion—now they fought England for freedom on all other counts. Yet, sandwiched between the First and Second Great Awakenings, the American Revolution was still unavoidably religious. Preachers championed "the Cause" from their pulpits, patriots claimed the blessing of God's providence, and the founding fathers led the charge toward a free nation founded upon Judeo-Christian morality. This issue of Christian History & Biography investigates how central Christian faith was to these admirable and uncompromising revolutionaries.
- Preaching insurrection and rebellion
- Chaplains in the Continental army
- Religious beliefs of the Founders
- Christians against independence
- Mark Noll on the impact of the Revolution