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Leading Clergy of the American Revolution
Listen $15 Sold at Amazon It may be argued that the American colonial clergy were the leading influence for American independence. The Protestant Reformation of the authority of Scripture and the priesthood of all believers gave rise to republican governments in lands were the influence of the Reformers took firm hold. In America, the authority of Scripture was often unopposed by church councils or any single church authority. As the influence of the Reformers spread, the role of monarchs was diminished or replaced by republican forms of government, and in the American colonies, ministers...Read more... Read more... -->
Unsung Clergy of the American Revolution
Military Service, Role of Pastors
ListenIntroductionUnsung Clergy of the American Revolution The role of clergy in the American Revolution has been grossly underreported by most historians. However, the influence of Christian pastors upon the rise and progress of the Revolution was perhaps the most fundamental force toward American independence and was memorialized by the great school-master of America, Noah Webster, who recounted this fact in a private letter dated October 25, 1836, in which he writes: The learned clergy . . . had great influence in founding the first genuine republican governments ever formed and which,...Read more... Read more... -->