Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America
The culture wars have distorted the dramatic story of how Americans came to worship freely. Many activists on the right maintain that the United States was founded as a “Christian nation.” Many on the left contend that the Founders were secular or Deist and that the First Amendment was designed to boldly separate church and state throughout the land. None of these claims are true, argues Beliefnet.com editor in chief Steven Waldman. With refreshing objectivity, Waldman narrates the real story of how our nation’s Founders forged a new approach to religious liberty, a revolutionary formula that promoted faith . . . by leaving it alone.
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FOUNDING FAITH: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in AmericaUser Review - Kirkus
A sophisticated discussion of the role of religion in the American Republic's early years.Waldman, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the religion website Beliefnet.com, offers a book sure to displease ... Read full review
Founding faith: providence, politics, and the birth of religious freedom in AmericaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Beliefnet.comThe Founders on God and Government or Jon Meacham's American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation will find a similar approach here. What makes this a priority ... Read full review