Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Abstract

The article presents several interpretations of former president Thomas Jefferson' address for the committee of the Danbury Baptist Association in Danbury, Connecticut. Historians view his message to depict the importance of protecting religious freedom. On the other hand, political concept sees this to strengthen the relationship between New England's dissenters and his Republican Party. Moreover, intellectuals conclude this to reveal his deep commitment to the separation of church and state.

Publication Title

Journal of the Early Republic

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

139

Last Page

154

Required Publisher's Statement

© 2007, University of Pennsylvania Press. Neem, Johann, "Beyond the Wall: Reinterpreting Jefferson's Danbury Address." Journal of the Early Republic, 27.1 (2007) 139-154.

All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations used for purposes of scholarly citation, none of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without written permission from the publisher. For information address the University of Pennsylvania Press, 3905 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4112.

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