Under the Cope of Heaven

Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America
Author(s): 
Bonomi, Patricia U.
ISBN: 
0195054172
Date published: 
March 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£12.99
Pages: 
304

This book is concerned with religious activity in eighteenth-century America, arguing that religion became, if anything, more pervasive in American society at this time. This was partly due to the religious fervour of the Great Awakening, but even more to the centrality that established religion maintained in American life through the Revolution. Professor Bonomi focuses not only on religious issues and ideas, but on the careers and daily routines of clergy and the composition and attitudes of their congregations.