Warren Throckmorton is right. It is time for more Southern Baptist historians to call attention to the way David Barton uses the past to promote his culture-war agenda. I don't know much about this event called The Summit, but it looks like a big deal. Barton is one of the speakers. Once again, his problematic views of the past are being promoted as the truth.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Fea: "Southern Baptist Historians and Intellectual Leaders: Where Do You Stand on David Barton?"
From John Fea here. A taste:
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Warren Throckmorton is right. It is time for more Southern Baptist historians to call attention to
Because none of them have anything better to do than ride Warren Throckmorton's hobby horses.
Since [to my knowledge] neither man is a Southern Baptist, I don't see what business it is of theirs.
It's a very interesting area we haven't broached at this blog, "Providential History." It's a religious thing.
Mormons believe that the Founding documents were divinely inspired.
George Washington believed God [Providence] spared him from getting shot.
People used to believe stuff.
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