by John Fea
Their belief is based on a false reading of American history.
by Warren Throckmorton
He's been caught making up history, but evangelicals are sticking by him, including Wallbuilders.
by Kevin M. Kruse
America may be a nation of believers, but when it comes to this country’s identity as a “Christian nation,” our beliefs are all over the map.
SOURCE: Seattle Times
Fifty-seven percent of Republicans polled in national survey back establishing Christianity as the “national religion” of the United States.
We are not a Christian nation: Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and the eternal lie of the “city upon a hill”
by Peter Manseau
John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" dominates presidential rhetoric and our self-understanding. Here's the problem
SOURCE: Religion in American History
by Brantley Gasaway
How Do We Recognize a "Christian Nation"?
SOURCE: HNN Staff
by HNN Staff
It’s a common refrain among evangelicals: America is a Christian nation, founded for Christians, by Christians, and on Christian principles. Is this true?
by Carol V. Hamilton
Like Franklin, Jefferson rejected Calvinism.
by John Fea
How do they demonstrate that America was founded as a Christian nation? By selectively choosing texts from the writings of the Founders.
by Rick Shenkman
"Religion played very little role in the American Revolution and it played very little role in the making of the Constitution. That's largely because the Founding Fathers were on the whole deists who had a very abstract conception of God."
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