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More will follow when I finish the book... Update 3/23/12: I've now finished the book, and I'm no more impressed.
Wills explores in great detail the streams of thought in religion and philosophy behind the American Revolution and the founding of the American Republic.
There is a wealth of information in this book and although I've read fairly extensively on American religious history in the past I learned a great deal.
When I was in grade school, they didn't teach us much about religion in the US.
And no wonder. Read more
I purchased this book because it had caught me attention several years ago and it was on my list to read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Eric Bierker
I will begin by stating that I am only halfway through the book at this point, and I plan to return and edit this review once I've finished it. Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by R. M. Lozano
Your head may ache from Garry Wills' lengthy quotes and minute analysis. Your heart may suffer acid reflux from the bitter bile sometimes spewn at the religious right in his book's... Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Anthony G Pizza
"We remonstrate against the said Bill,...3. Because it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Ash Ryan
Gary Wills, a distinguished scholar in this field, provides readers with a lively round-up of American church history, from the Great Awakening of the 1730s to today's... Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by RBourne
Wills explores in great detail the streams of thought in religion and philosophy behind the American Revolution and the founding of the American Republic. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Orville B. Jenkins
I first read Wills when he was a syndicated political columnist during the Nixon administration; I rather liked his ability to write clearly and intelligently while all about him... Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Caleb Hanson
A good nutshell review of the development of Christianity, american style. Although all books are bias, this one is fairly favorable to all disiplines. Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by BattyBlue