But more important, rather than a historical disagreement or a philosophical one, today’s argument about whether america was founded as a christian nation is a political one. Was america founded as a christian nation in my experience as a christian and a christian college history professor, i have found that many average churchgoers are confused about this topic unfortunately, those who dominate our public discourse tend to make matters worse. America was founded on three documents: the declaration of independence the paris peace treaty of 1783, and the constitution these documents give conclusive proof that america is a christian nation one does not need a law degree or a degree in history to grasp this truth. In an interview with the gospel coalition, russell moore—president of the ethics & religious liberty commission of the southern baptist convention—answered the question, “was american founded as a christian nation” if the definition of “christian nation” is a country in which a majority of people profess to be christians, moore says, then the us is indeed a christian nation. By hillsdale college online courses june 24, 2015 before answering this question, we must ask ourselves another one: by what measure is a nation called “christian” if the criteria is the presence or lack of biblical or religious language in its founding documents, america is sometimes christian and sometimes not.
Was america founded as a christian nation (revised edition, 2016) by john fea westminster john knox press, 324 pages for tens of millions of americans, there’s no need to pose the question raised in the title of john fea’s monograph. The myth that america is a christian nation is not only untrue, but promotes the pernicious idea that non-christians are second-class citizens. John fea offers a thoroughly researched, evenhanded primer on whether america was founded to be a christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. Was america founded as a ‘christian’ nation die gartenlaube (1876) 445 (photo credit: wikipedia) during the presidential campaign of 1880, the christian union made the startling admission that, of the nineteen men who, up to that time, had held the office of president of the united states, not one, with the possible exception of washington, had ever been a member of a christian church.
Even some ostensible supporters of church/state separation think the united states of america is or was founded as a christian nation and this belief is very popular among christian nationalists, christian supremacists and all opponents of church/state separation. A clause in article 11 states that the government of the united states of america is not, in any sense, founded on the christian religion a second treaty, the treaty of peace and amity signed on july 4, 1805, superseded the 1796 treaty. Was america founded as a christian nation: a historical introduction by john fea westminster john knox press, $30, 287 pages well, was it um, er, ah it depends - the christian founding.
93 book reviews was america founded as a christian nation a historical introduction john fea louisville, kentucky: westminster john knox press, 2011. The debate continues here's the truth featured blogs behind the lens renewing america american dispatch. Was america founded with the express intention of being a christian nation is it a christian nation now conservative christians have long argued yes to both of these questions, while secularists have advocated for the opposite view.
Like the men that founded this nation, i am proud to be called a christian, and i am proud to say that i believe that the bible is the word of god the only hope for the future of this nation is the same faith that gave birth to this nation. Many of the citizens of the original thirteen colonies, or their pioneering forebears, fled religious persecution in europe as a consequence, america’s founding fathers believed strongly in a separation of church and state. The government of the united states is not, in any sense, founded on the christian religion--john adams as we witness yet again the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in.
American history quotes about god and the bible “blessed is the nation whose god is the lord, the people he has chosen as his own inheritance” psalm 33:12 the usa is a covenant christain nation we are one nation under god the christian majority is the largest group in america (~75%, 2012 polling) christians uniting [. Is america a christian nation many people don't think so today the truth is, however, that our great nation was founded on principles that are all throughout the bible author and historian david barton highlights our christian heritage in this eye opening message.
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. Books was america founded as a christian nation (john fea, 2011) july 26, 2013 by denis haack we the people it is difficult to get americans to agree on how christian america was at its founding. America wasn’t founded as a christian nation and many of our beloved forefathers sadly were not, yet america was largely comprised of believers liberty allows us to worship freely or not at all. Mark a kalthoff, professor and chairman of the history department, and john j miller, director of the dow journalism program, discuss the founding of ameri.