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Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America Paperback – Apr 1 1995


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (April 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195054172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195054170
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,221,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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This was a pretty good book looking at the role of religion in the colonial time period (a topic that has been understudied in our liberal/pc time). Most interesting was the connections made between religion (the great awakening) and the Revolution as an underlying motivator that pushed colonists to question authority after they had questioned their own lives/religions. It was a little slow in spots, but worthwhile if you keep reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Work on Religion in Colonial America July 30 2006
By Erik M. Greenberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bonomi, a former student of the late Richard Hostadter, provides a detailed account of religious life, toleration and coflict in America. Her work begins by providing an overview of religious life in the colonies, followed by a study of religious toleration, which sher argues was granted begrudgingly as an expedient to promote immigration, and she concludes with an excellent section on the Great Awaening and the way in which it contributed to the America Revolution. A must read for people who require an overlook of this subject in this period.
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Review Dec 15 2009
By B. Caisse - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this volume hoping to learn more about the impact of the Great Awakening on the American Revolution. Ms. Bonomi addresses that subject and much more here. It is a wonderful treatise on the impact of religion on American society during the colonial period up to 1776. I found this book quite enlightening and would recommend it to anyone interested in the topic.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Under the Cope of Heaven is Illuminating May 25 2005
By Deborah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A provocative and insightful collection of material not readily found in other sources. A must for understanding the revolutionary era as well as for connecting the dots to 2005.

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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
good if you stay with it Feb. 17 2003
By Mark D. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a pretty good book looking at the role of religion in the colonial time period (a topic that has been understudied in our liberal/pc time). Most interesting was the connections made between religion (the great awakening) and the Revolution as an underlying motivator that pushed colonists to question authority after they had questioned their own lives/religions. It was a little slow in spots, but worthwhile if you keep reading.

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