32. Religion: George Washington, Anglican Gentleman

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Mary V. Thompson

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch32

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Thompson, M. V. (2012) Religion: George Washington, Anglican Gentleman, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch32

Author Information

  1. the University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • religion, George Washington, an Anglican;
  • Washington's own religious convictions;
  • typical Virginia Anglican, religion as one of life's duties;
  • colonial Virginians, and “solemnization of matrimony”;
  • religious art, throughout Mount Vernon;
  • Washington's role, in religious life of the local Anglicans;
  • observing days of fasting, prayer, in response to military events;
  • Washington, of Anglican religious practice, 18th-century Virginia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • List of Further Readings