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The Resource Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd

Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd

Label
Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
the religious life of a founding father
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S Kidd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the "thorough" deist who emerges in his autobiography. As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin's beliefs, to be sure, but devout Christians in his life--including George Whitefield, the era's greatest evangelical preacher; his parents; and his beloved sister Jane--kept him tethered to the Calvinist creed of his Puritan upbringing. Based on rigorous research into Franklin's voluminous correspondence, essays, and almanacs, this fresh assessment of a well-known figure unpacks the contradictions and conundrums faith presented in Franklin's life." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
973.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
K53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Child of the Puritans -- Exodus to Philadelphia, sojourn in London -- Philadelphia printer -- Poor Richard -- Ben Franklin's closest Evangelical friend -- Electrical man -- Tribune of the people -- Diplomat -- The pillar of fire
Control code
ocn961308401
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780300217490
Lccn
2016956723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a568729
  • (OCoLC)961308401
Label
Benjamin Franklin : the religious life of a founding father, Thomas S Kidd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Child of the Puritans -- Exodus to Philadelphia, sojourn in London -- Philadelphia printer -- Poor Richard -- Ben Franklin's closest Evangelical friend -- Electrical man -- Tribune of the people -- Diplomat -- The pillar of fire
Control code
ocn961308401
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780300217490
Lccn
2016956723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a568729
  • (OCoLC)961308401

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