Rediscovering America’s Third Founding Document: Joe Loconte

Plus: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Power of Story

If you were asked to name two founding documents of the American Republic, no doubt you’d say the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Can you name a third?

Well, according to historian and King’s College Professor Joe Loconte, the third would be the Bible.

Today on the BreakPoint podcast, Warren Cole Smith and Joe Loconte discuss how Scripture shaped the thinking of many of our founding fathers—and their absolute commitment to freedom of religion.

In the second half of the interview, they switch gears to discuss Loconte’s book, “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War,” which examines how World War I shaped two of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th century, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.


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