Here is a short blog entry on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction that I recently wrote for Gathering Voices, a blog affiliated with my publisher, Westminster/John Knox Press.
“Was America founded as a Christian nation?”
“Were the founding fathers Christians or deists?”
“Are the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution Christian documents?”
“Did the founders believe in the separation of church and state?”
“What do you think of the writings of David Barton or Peter Marshall?”
As an American historian who teaches at a Christian college, I am asked these questions often. They come from people in church, my students and their parents, and family members and friends. In my experience I have found that many people are often confused and misinformed.
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