Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?A Historical Introduction Revised Edition #2020

[Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?A Historical Introduction Revised Edition] >> John Fea John Fea offers a thoroughly researched, evenhanded 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 This updated edition reports on tJohn Fea offers a thoroughly researched, evenhanded 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 This updated edition reports on the many issues that have arisen in recent years concerning religion s place in American society including the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, contraception and the Affordable Care Act, and state level restrictions on abortion and demonstrates how they lead us to the question of whether the United States was or is a Christian nation Fea relates the history of these and other developments, pointing to the underlying questions of national religious identity inherent in each We live in a sound bite culture that makes it difficult to have any sustained dialogue on these historical issues, Fea writes in his preface It is easy for those who argue that America is a Christian nation and those who do not to appear on radio or television programs, quote from one of the founders or one of the nation s founding documents, and sway people to their positions These kinds of arguments, which can often be contentious, do nothing to help us unravel a very complicated historical puzzle about the relationship between Christianity and America s founding.
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation A Historical Introduction Revised Edition John Fea offers a thoroughly researched evenhanded 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: Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?A Historical Introduction Revised Edition
  • Author: John Fea
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    John Fea

    John Fea PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook is associate professor of American history and chair of the history department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania He is the author of Was America Founded as a Christian Nation and writes a popular daily blog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

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    • Yibbie said:
      Feb 24, 2020 - 23:02 PM

      It s a very well done history book The author does a very good job of being an impartial chronicler and avoiding the temptation to editorialize on the subject Every once in a while that frustrated me I wanted him to draw a conclusion, to tie it all up nice and neat, and end all the argument around the subject Now I m thankful he didn t I can appreciate the need for books like this Facts are facts and it is refreshing to read a clear recounting of them without the author trying to use them for h [...]

    • George P. said:
      Feb 24, 2020 - 23:02 PM

      John Fea, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation A Historical Introduction, rev ed Louisville, KY Westminster John Knox, 2016.Few questions in American politics generate as much controversy as the relationship between church and state On one side are Christian nationalists who contend that the nation was founded on religious principles On the other side are secularists who argue it was founded on Enlightenment principles The controversy between them is evident, most obviously, in the seemingl [...]

    • Ethan said:
      Feb 24, 2020 - 23:02 PM

      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 of two traditions he professes to follow Jesus, he works at a Christian institution of higher learning, but he also wishes to uphold strong, robust historical scholarship The book is the attempt to stand between two opposing religious and cultural positions on one side, the confidence that America was [...]

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