In Bryds book, it was stated by historian Joyce Appleby, that “classical republicism did not reign alone. The most important source of meaning for eighteenth-century Americans was the bible, #2. Revolutionary patriotism, was seen as both classical and biblical. The ministers used both ancient Rome, and scriptures in defense of the American Revolution, #3. The common held belief, that concerning republicanism, that without virtue and liberty, it would become threatened by vice and tyranny, #4.
This is a book review of Sacred Scripture, Sacred War written by James P. Byrd. In his book Byrd analysis how the ministers during the period of the Revolution, the use of key scriptures to install and the sense that this war was to be fought under divine provid...
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...p the patriots, during the times that try men’s souls,”1. Biblical patriotism being very unique perspective was based on the use of scriptures, to inspire and justify the revolution. Ministers would use these scriptures for the purpose of instruction, and inspiration, for colonial solders not well prepared and outnumbered by the English solders.
In Bryds book, it was stated by historian Joyce Appleby, that “classical republicanism did not reign alone. The most important source of meaning for eighteenth-century Americans was the bible, #2. Revolutionary patriotism, was seen as both classical and biblical. The ministers used both ancient Rome, and scriptures in defense of the American Revolution, #3. The common held belief, that concerning republicanism, that without virtue and liberty, it would become threatenedison Avenue, New York, N.Y. by vice and tyranny, #4.
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