Herman Husband and the Origins of American Political Theology

Isaac Reed, University of Virginia

A close examination of three sermons by the millenarian preacher Herman Husband, a leader of the Whiskey Rebellion, when placed in the context of early American biblical republicanism and contentious politics, provide an entrée into the larger question of transitions to modernity as transformations in political theology.

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 Presented in Session 121. Power and Normativity, Part 1: Meaning, Modernity, Revolution