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Book Discussion – Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic (hybrid)

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The bi-monthly CCHC Book Group selection for May is Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewart.

Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? America’s founders intended to liberate us not just from one king but from the ghostly tyranny of supernatural religion. Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart brilliantly tracks the ancient, pagan, and continental ideas from which America’s revolutionaries drew their inspiration. In the writings of Spinoza, Lucretius, and other great philosophers, Stewart recovers the true meanings of “Nature’s God,” “the pursuit of happiness,” and the radical political theory with which the American experiment in self-government began.”         – from Amazon.com

Additional suggested readings:

American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham

This is a hybrid discussion. Onsite participants meet at Chester County History Center. A Zoom link will be provided to virtual participants a few days in advance.

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May 30
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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