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The myth of the founders' deism -- The United States does not have a godless constitution -- Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the first amendment -- The founders believed civic authorities should protect, promote, and encourage religion and morality -- Christianity, religious liberty, and religious exemptions.
Many Americans have been taught a distorted, inaccurate account of our nation's founding, one that claims that the founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and that the country's founding political ideas developed without reference to Christianity. In this revelatory, rigorously argued new book, Mark David Hall thoroughly debunks that modern myth and shows instead that the founders' political ideas were profoundly influenced by their Christian convictions.
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Print version: Hall, Mark David, 1966- Did America Have A Christian Founding? Nashville, TN : Nelson Books , 2019 1400211107 (OCoLC)1096236980
9781400211111 (electronic bk.)
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