Witherington Review of "Faiths of the Founding Fathers"
Ben Witherington III (Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary) has a blog, and he just reviewed David Holmes new book, The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David L. Holmes (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Here's a provocative quote from his review:
"The upshot of all this is of course that America's leadership at its inception was religiously pluralistic (in a Judeo-Christian kind of way; not like modern world religions kind of pluralism). In short there is no encouragement here either for the secular humanist theory of America's origins or for that matter for the 'our first leaders were mostly orthodox Christians' theory either. Sorry Timothy La Haye, and other Evangelical revisionist historians, but you need fact check as bad as Dan Brown did."
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