This chapter provides an overview of the Calvinist world into which Sherman was born and raised. It offers an introduction to Reformed political theory, and sketches its transmission from Europe to America. It considers and rejects the possibility that the founders were significantly influenced by a secularized Lockean liberalism. It concludes by demonstrating, contrary to assertions by many scholars, that Sherman was a serious Calvinist.
Hall, Mark David, "Reformed Political Theory in the American Founding (Chapter Two of Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic)" (2012). Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. 79.