Puritanism, Enlightenment And The U.S. Constitution

Peddle, David (1998) Puritanism, Enlightenment And The U.S. Constitution. Animus, 3. pp. 125-144. ISSN 1209-0689

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Abstract

Against the contemporary view which portrays the roots of modern political philosophy as fundamentally areligious, Peddle's essay shows how Puritanism and Enlightenment converge in the U.S. Constitution. In light of reflections on the logic of this convergence, an interpretation of the religious clauses of the first amendment is advanced.


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Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/258
Item ID: 258
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Arts > Humanities
Grenfell Campus > Division of Arts > Philosophy
Date: 1 December 1998
Date Type: Publication

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