Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of Our Founding Fathers
Using the writings of the founders and records of their conversations and activities, John Eidsmoe demonstrates the influence of Christianity on the political convictions of the founding fathers.
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I cannot believe the four and five star reviews for this biased, inaccurate, and academically worthless book. American law and the American Constitution were based on the Enlightenment values of the likes of Washington (who refused to receive Communion because of his Deism), Jefferson (who only approved of Unitarianism, and that late in life - his personal New Testament consisted solely of the words of Jesus, with no miracles, Pauline epistles, or anything else), and Adams (a Unitarian whose home congregation, still Unitarian, is now called The Presidents' Church). That Eidsmoe distorts and misrepresents this to make it seem otherwise is appalling, and a great example of bearing false witness against the historical record.
He should be ashamed of himself. And anyone who wants to know what the Founders *really* believed should read something like Joseph Ellis or David McCullough, not this lousy book.