Forgotten Heroes of Liberty
The Chaplains and Clergy of the American Revolution
A volume that explores the vital, but often neglected, role of ministers of the gospel to the cause of liberty in the founding of the American nation. The author, Joel Headley (1813-1897) gives dozens of sketches of the men who were the spiritual leaders of the American Revolution. Men such as Timothy Dwight, William Tennent, Samuel Spring, Ezra Styles, John Gano and John Witherspoon are a few of the names that appear in this catalogue of brave and godly men who had tremendous influence in those tumultuous days.
In the words of John Wingate Thornton, “To the Puritan Pulpit, we owe the moral force which won our independence.” This volume will go a long way to correct the oversight of modern day historians. This is the history that today’s secular historian does not want you or your children to ever know. Here you will be introduced to men who risked their lives and gave their lives for the freedom we now enjoy.
About the Author
Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897) was a prolific journalist and best-selling author of over 15 books about wars and generals. He also wrote The Adirondack, or, Life in the Woods; and The Great Riots of New York.