Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Faith and History: "WHAT’S REALLY AT STAKE IN THE “CHRISTIAN AMERICA” DEBATE"

Here. A taste:
If Americans remembered George Washington as the sword of the Revolution, in other words, they venerated Jefferson as the pen. The general may have secured independence on the battlefield, but it was the sage of Monticello who (along with Thomas Paine) had justified the Revolution and explained its meaning to posterity. Ever since, Americans across the political spectrum–liberals and conservatives, Christians and secularists, patriots and cynics–have looked to Jefferson to define what the United States stood for at its birth.

4 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

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"Social justice?" That's a left-wing cliche, dating from about 100 years after the Founding.

Who writes this crap? They're starting to make even David Barton look good.

Michael Heath said...

Great link Jon. I don't thank you enough for your work; where I continue to read nearly all your blog posts. I learn a lot because of you.

I was especially encouraged by this very cogent analysis because it came from Robert Tracy McKenzie, who is now the chair of the Dept. of History at Wheaton College. His students appear to be in good hands.

Jonathan Rowe said...

Michael,

Many thanks for this.

Joe Winpisinger said...

Another evangelical making theological assertions in the name of history.