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Church and State: The Struggle for Separation in New Hampshire, 1630–1900


reviewed by Richard K. Seekinger - 1956

coverTitle: Church and State: The Struggle for Separation in New Hampshire, 1630–1900
Author(s): Charles B. Kinney, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Recently the people of New Hampshire were engaged in a lengthy and intense debate over the question of released rime in public schools for religious education. To Mr. Kinney, far too little attention was paid by the debaters to the "historical reasons for the existing tradition," with intolerance, prejudice, emotionalism, and fear resulting. This timely book aims at providing the historical background deemed necessary if an intelligent and democratic solution to such church-state problems is to be found. Church and State is in a sense a story of the many and varied attempts of the citizens of New Hampshire over a period of three centuries to arrive at a working solution to the persistent question, What relationship should exist between a people's government and their religious life? Their efforts generally followed the familiar New England pattern—the early Puritan theocracy, the movement toward disestablishment in the eighteenth century, and the final emergence... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 6, 1956, p. 427-427
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4665, Date Accessed: 10/29/2020 10:09:06 PM

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