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UPDATE – Chapter 20: Part II- Evangelical Christianity in America during the Revolutionary War and the Moravian Church

Ascension to Heaven - George Washington

“George Washington’s Ascension to Heaven” – “[T]he present-day American religious right, anxious to appropriate the Revolution for their own version of modern American patriotism, have sought comfort in the ultimate Founding Father, George Washington, but here too there is much to doubt… In the nineteenth century, patriotic and pious artists often spiced up Washington’s deathbed with religion, giving him on occasion an almost Christ-like ascension into Heaven accompanied by a heavenly choir, but the reality of the scene in 1799 did not include any prayers or the presence of Christian clergy.” – Diarmaid MacCulloch, loc. 14806 – 14809

 

 

Here’s two essays for the conclusion of our study of Chapter 20 on evangelical Christianity in America during the Revolutionary War and the Moravian Church.

 

In the upcoming couple of weeks we will be delving into the Enlightenment period.

 

 

 

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