Sunday, April 26, 2020

Mark David Hall's Last Final Response

Round one of the great debate between Drs. Mark David Hall and Gregg Frazer is winding down. Dr. Hall writes the following below:

------------------------------------------------------

... saying that your “focus” was on “the late eighteenth century” is hardly an actual definition of “founding.”  That could mean the Declaration of Independence (1776).  It could mean the state constitutions before the Articles of Confederation.  It could mean the Articles of Confederation (1783), the beginning of the actual political state.  It could mean the Constitution (1789).  This is especially true when you use the geographical term “America” instead of the political term “United States.”

Just a few days ago I posted on AC: 
In the book's introduction, I consider three possible answers to the question "when was America founded?" and conclude: 
"If one is to understand American history, it is important to have a proper appreciation for the nation’s Christian colonial roots. Few serious scholars deny that the early colonists were committed Christians, whose constitutions, laws, and practices reflected the influence of their faith (especially in New England). But the historical debate becomes far more heated with respect to Christianity’s role in the War of Independence and the establishment of the constitutional order under which our nation still operates. For this reason, in this book, I focus almost exclusively on the late eighteenth century." (XXV) [emphasis added]

 This is a broad definition, but that is because I discuss the formation of America's constitutional order broadly, including at the colonial and state levels, in the Continental, Confederation, and Federal Congresses, and, of course, at the Constitutional Convention.  Any reader, careful or otherwise, will have little doubt as to what my book is about.  He or she may disagree with portions of it, and if someone offers an honest critique I will be thankful for it and, if I believe corrections are warranted, make them.  For all of his 12,000 words, Gregg has encouraged me only to drop the concept of "theistic rationalism" from the paperback edition.  I'll simply discuss "warm" or "soft" deism and leave it at that.

2 comments:

thesagegroup said...

I was scrolling the internet like every day, there I found this article which is related to my interest. The way you covered the knowledge about the subject and the best group in bhopal
was worth to read, it undoubtedly cleared my vision and thoughts towards Best group in Bhopal
. Your writing skills and the way you portrayed the examples are very impressive. The knowledge about best group in Bhopal
is well covered. Thank you for putting this highly informative article on the internet which is clearing the vision about who are making an impact in the real estate sector by building such amazing townships.

james ben said...


Hello Friends, My name is Ware Rodrigues from the states of Idaho I live in Colorado with my family.I'm a Truck driver and am always busy on the road. I want to appreciate Jack the credit repairer for his monumental help recently on my poor credit I gotta tell you this, My score was 524 I wanted to buy a house but I knew I was not up to the task of someone who deserves to have one. So I made a personal research along which i came across a review on reddit about Jack on how he fixed a Man's credit and increased his score in few minutes so I contacted him. immediately he disputed my old accounts and increased my score to 820 which i was so surprised now I’m able to buy a house. I real appreciate and i promised about telling people what he did for me... He is a very good and understanding hacker you can easily reach him on onlinecreditrepair@outlook.com