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"In the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of George Washington

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Attempts by evangelical Christians to claim Washington and other founders as their own, and scholars' ongoing attempts to contradict these claims, are nothing new. Particularly after Washington was no longer around to refute them, legends of his Baptist baptism or secret conversion to Catholicism began to proliferate. Mount Vernon researcher Mary Thompson endeavors to get beyond the current preoccupation with whether Washington and other founders were or were not evangelical Christians to ask what place religion had in ...

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"in the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of George Washington
2008, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813927633

Hardcover

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