Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition Paperback

A Historical Introduction

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It's taken as simple fact by many Americans, but is it actually true? Was America really founded as a Christian nation?

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Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition

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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. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping readers see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past.

This updated edition reports on the many issues that have arisen in recent years concerning religion's place in American society-including the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, contraception and the Affordable Care Act, and state-level restrictions on abortion-and demonstrates how they lead us to the question of whether the United States was or is a Christian nation. Fea relates the history of these and other developments, pointing to the underlying questions of national religious identity inherent in each. "We live in a sound-bite culture that makes it difficult to have any sustained dialogue on these historical issues," Fea writes in his preface.

"It is easy for those who argue that America is a Christian nation (and those who do not) to appear on radio or television programs, quote from one of the founders or one of the nation's founding documents, and sway people to their positions. These kinds of arguments, which can often be contentious, do nothing to help us unravel a very complicated historical puzzle about the relationship between Christianity and America's founding."

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition by John Fea was published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. in September 2016. The ISBN for Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition is 9780664262495.

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Page last updated 4th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWestminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (September 2016)
EditionRevised edition
Weight481g
Number of Pages324
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780664262495
ISBN-10066426249X
Product Code4450501
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