Appendix B – Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale…

Appendix A – Study Questions

For each of the Documents in this collection, we suggest below in section A questions…

Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Fellow Countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there…

Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport

Gentlemen: While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I…

Mather – “A Man of Reason” / Edwards – “A Supernatural Light”

A Man of Reason A Brief ESSAY to Demonstrate That all MEN should hearken to…

Excerpts from Founding Documents on Religion

Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united…

Herbert Spencer and the Doctrine of Evolution

A Lecture delivered before the New York Liberal Club The change that has taken place…

A Christian Manifesto

[There has been] a change in our society, a change in our country, a change…

Baconianism and the Bible

The substance of an address delivered before the Ecumenean and Philanthropic Societies of Davidson College,…

Address at Cairo University

I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo and to be hosted…

On Being Born Again

“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man…

Can a Christian Be a Communist?

Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to post the full text of this document…

“The Bible,” from Christianity and Liberalism

Chapter 4: “The Bible” Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight…

Philosophy in the United States

There are nearly 300 non-Catholic colleges in the United States, most of them chartered by…

Laws, Rights, and Liberties Related to Religion in Early America

Articles, Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia (c. 1610)…

Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

“Shall the Fundamentalists Win?”1 This morning we are to think of the Fundamentalist controversy which…

Address to the National Conference of Catholic Charities

Cardinal Hayes, Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen:1 Coming down through the crowd this evening, my…

The Nature, Importance, and Means of Eminent Holiness Throughout the Church

Published in The American National Preacher 10, 1&2 (June-July 1835). Matthew 16:3: Can ye not discern the…

A Plea for the West

…It is certain that the glorious things spoken of the church and of the world,…

Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions

…The religious educator is … handicapped by the fact that much of the final curricula…

The Bible at the Center of the Modern University

Baptist Fundamentals, Being Addresses Delivered at the Pre-Convention Conference, Buffalo, New York, June 21 and…

The Moral Theory of Civil Liberty

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom…

A Model of Christian Charity

John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity”, Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, 1838),…

A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers

Mayhew’s sermon text, Romans 13:1-7, is printed below: Let every soul be subject unto the…

Temperance Address

Although the Temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years, it is apparent to…