Virtually all, yet major one was a Deist & one a Unitarian, associated with Deist values. While some would site articles including all or most of the Founding Fathers as Deist, the same would admit that* was chastised for his Deist position by most of those who founded our nation.
The Great Awakening happened in the 1730's and 40's, just prior to the Revolution. Preachers, who were godly and fiery, such as George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Increase Mather, John Witherspoon, a signatory of the, shaped the spiritual fervor among the colonists and the founders.
Witherspoon was a personal teacher and mentor of many of our founders, as President and head professor of Princeton College (later the University). A President, a Vice President, three Supreme Court Justices, thirty-seven judges in all, ten Cabinet officers, twelve members of the Continental Congress, twenty-eight Senators, and forty-nine United States congressmen.
*Paine's Age of Reason was cause for many of the faithful Christian leaders to distrust him and disagree with his political reasoning, borrowed from the . The Federalists assailed Him for his French ties and his association with Jefferson, who himself was influenced by France, but not to the same degree.
Even the Deists believed in the God of the Bible, but were isolating Him only as Almighty God, not agreeing that the Godhead consisted of the Trinity.
Besides the three Roman Catholics among the Founding Fathers, the Protestant Convention delegates included 28 Episcopalians, 8 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch reformed and 2 Methodists. These were more definitively identified as believers in the true God of the Bible, yet were Trinitarians in there belief. Most, who consider themselves Christian today, are Trinitarian.
Ben Franklin, in his later years, seemed to turn from his earlier deistic views to the Biblical belief in God. The only Unitarian was Jefferson, who talked much in his writings about the God of the Bible, yet he indeed struggled to create what is called the "Jefferson Bible," in which he attmoted to remove the references that spoke of Christ's deity. This ultimately was entitled: "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth."
Most of the founding fathers believed in god/s but not exclusive to the Judaeo-Christian God. The term Deist comes from the root word Dei which means god, therefore Deists believe in a god but not the Judaeo-Christian god. The Universalists also believe in God.
What the founding fathers meant by republic is citizens having rights to elect those who represent them. The founding fathers are believed to have been against democracy.
The founding fathers believed in liberty for all, yet many "owned" slaves.
Yes, our founding fathers were all either christians or they believed in God and they also believed that the Bible is the word of God and what it says applies directly to our lives.
The Founding Fathers of America intended for it to be one country, unified, led by the Christian God.
MOst of them and i think they all are
Christians! They came to America to worship their God in freedom and peace. Many of the Founding Fathers, however, were Deists who believed in God but not necessarily in any particular religion.
The founding fathers believed that a president was for poor countries that don't know how to rule. They thought only the Japs were in need of one.
Religious differences in society, i think
The founding fathers of the USA believed that individuals were born free, and that freedom was a gift from God. They did not want a overly strong central government to have the ability to negate the civil liberties of its citizens. With that said, the US republic was so devised and was ruled by a fair central government as described in its founding document, the US Constitution.
How did the founding fathers create federalism
no.none of the founding fathers have pets
The Founding Fathers wanted an Electoral College to elect the President because they believed only the most intelligent and sharpest of minds could handle the presidential role. Back then, a vast number of Americans were uneducated, illiterate, and unknowing. The Founding Fathers believed the people were "too dumb" to elect the best qualified presidential hopeful.
The founding fathers put age restrictions on senators and representatives because they felt mature people should be in office. They believed that with age came wisdom.
The free masons ( our founding fathers) look it up
I would ask Americas founding fathers, how they became Americas founding fathers? Also why did they sign the deceleration of independence? Lastly why do we have founding fathers?
The Magna Carta was believed to set historic precedent by the Founding Fathers. In that case, the barons had confronted a despot and demanded their rights be recognized, recorded and agreed upon by King John. In the case of the Founding Fathers, they sought to confirm their rights before George III and Parliament.
There were 74 delegates/founding fathers at the constitutional convention
Most of the founding fathers of the US where deists. not atheists.
Five Founding Fathers
who is the Founding Fathers
God was not asked to sign as one of the founders.
they believed that the power of government should be limited =)
There aren't 4, but 55 founding fathers who signed the constitution.
The constitution from our founding fathers The constitution from our founding fathers
What is meant by "the Founding Fathers were men of their time"