Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction

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Westminster John Knox Press, Feb 16, 2011 - Religion - 304 pages
Fea offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping readers see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past. Readers on both sides of the issues will appreciate that this book occupies a middle ground, noting the good points and the less-nuanced arguments of both sides and leading us always back to the primary sources that our shared American history comprises.
 

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Whether or not America was founded as a "Christian nation" is a touchy political topic right now, and figures in other touchy political topics as well. John Fea gives us a very thorough and thoughtful ... Read full review

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The revised edition of a magisterial work discussing not only a historical but often political issue: the relationship between Christianity and the founding of America. The author stands in the midst ... Read full review

Contents

First Chapter
3
Conclusion
244
Notes
247

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About the author (2011)

John Fea is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

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