Saturday, March 23, 2019: Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family

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Talk by Author Sara Georgini

The Abigail Adams Historical Society and Quincy’s Church of the Presidents present a talk by author Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family.

3:00-5:00 p.m.    

Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church)

1306 Hancock St., Quincy

Free of charge

Reflecting on his past, President John Adams mused that it was religion that had shaped his family’s fortunes and young America’s future. The Adamses, globetrotters who extensively chronicled their religious journeys, ultimately developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery and criticism, faith and doubt. Sara Georgini, series editor for the Papers of John Adams at the Massachusetts Historical Society, draws on this rich archive to demonstrate the significance of Christianity–as the different generations understood it–in shaping the family’s decisions, great and small. Spanning nearly four centuries of faith from Puritan New England to the Jazz Age, Household Gods tells a new story of American religion, as the Adams family lived it.

The program begins at 3:00; doors will open at 2:30. Ms. Georgini’s talk will be followed by a reception, book signing, and tours of the Presidential crypt. 

“Ms. Georgini’s talk will be followed by a reception, book signing, and tours of the Presidential crypt.” 

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