Virginia Evangelicals and the American Revolution: The Role of the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist Clergy
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Alan S. Brown
Masters Thesis-Open Access
I. Religious Factors as a Cause of Revolution
Standard history books contain little or nothing of the documentary material which would relate religion to the factors contributing to the American Revolution. References to social, political, and economic causations abound, but only occasional statements concerning the influence of religion are found, and among these the role of the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Quaker persuasions receives most attention. Yet the involvement of the evangelical churches was significant enough to merit separate, intensive studies. It is the object of this essay to investigate the involvement of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Baptist groups in the American Revolution as it took place in Virginia.
Terman, William Jennings, "Virginia Evangelicals and the American Revolution: The Role of the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist Clergy" (1965). Masters Theses. 3853.