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Prodigals and pilgrims : the American revolution against patriarchal authority, 1750-1800

The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture
Print Book, English, 1982
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982