Study guides for American Pageant 12e by Bailey.
CHAP 15 THE FERMENT OF REFORM AND CULTURE
*Rationalist ideas overpowered Calvinist tradition ie Thomas Paine's book The Age of Reason 1974 declared that all churches were set up to enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit
*Anticlericalism was rare however many Founding Fathers embraced the deism doctrines that relied on reason rather than religion and rejected the concept of original sin and Christ's divinity. deists believed in a Supreme being who had created the universe and endowed humans with a soul
*Deism help inspire the Unitarian faith. They believed that go…
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