A recent speech by George Will has been getting a lot of attention of late. Last December the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis hosted Will for a public lecture titled “Religion and Politics in the First Modern Nation.” Watch it here:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbA5ab18SCo]
Over at Religion in American History, Jonathan Den Hartog exposes Will’s flawed interpretation of religion and the founding fathers and gives Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction a nice plug in the process. Here is a taste of Den Hartog’s post:
For a different take, he could have delved into Gregg Frazer’s The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders.