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Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War

Skepticism and American Faith:  From the Revolution to the Civil War

by Christopher Grasso,
Tulsa World, August 5, 2018

In 1839, Unitarian minister James Walker claimed that “latent and passive skepticism is much more widely diffused in the community than is generally supposed.” A skeptical critique of traditional Christianity, Walker maintained, could bolster, rather than extinguish, true faith.

 

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