John Adams: Puritan, Deist, Humanist

  title={John Adams: Puritan, Deist, Humanist},
  author={Howard Ioan Fielding},
  journal={The Journal of Religion},
  pages={33 - 46}
3 Ibid., II, 30. Adams' entrance into the law did not, in his estimation, free him from the duties and obligations of morality and religion, for he wrote in his diary: "The study and practise of law, I am sure, does not dissolve the obligations of morality or of religion; and, although the reason of my quitting divinity was my opinion concerning some disputed points, I hope I shall not give reason of offense, to any in that profession, by imprudent warmth" (ibid., p. 3I). One of the great…