Author World View (cont.)

During the revolutionary era there were Christian giants, James Madison among them.  However, many patriots were deists.  This included Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.  However, readers should be careful not to judge these great men too harshly. One would have preferred a more pristine statement of Christian faith from both; however, there is good reason to believe that both knew the Lord and loved Him with all their hearts. There is no doubt, however, that the slave and great poet Philis Wheatley was a Christian theist.  Her poetry is full of Christian/biblical metaphors.   

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