Recently I decided to look into the part pastors played in leading up to, and through, the American Revolution. Many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were pastors. It seems pastors routinely preached against the tyranny of the King, especially the acts against religious freedom. Many Anglicans remained loyal to the king, as would be expected, but many did not. Even prayers were changed from praying for the health etc of the king to be prayers for Congress. Many of these pastors, of various denominations, stepped out of the pulpit and fought. They carried their Bible in one hand and a musket in the other. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel03.html http://www.newswithviews.com/Anghis/roger183.htm http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/revwar.html http://www.christianheritagemins.org/articles/Preachers and Pulpits of the American Revolution.pdf As I said, I just started digging a bit. Any thoughts? Does anyone have any books they'd recommend on this? I'd especially appreciate being able to read the applicable sermons.