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Breakpoint

Did America Have a Christian Founding?

It’s a complicated question.

11/25/19

John Stonestreet

Did America have a Christian founding? That’s the title of historian Mark David Hall’s outstanding new book, and the topic of today’s BreakPoint Podcast.

As Hall relates, it’s a complicated question. Because first we have to ask, “What do we mean by Christian?” Did the founders identify as Christian? Or, would it be more fair to say they were influenced by Christian political reflection? And while historians focus on American founding luminaries like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin, they were hardly representative—religiously speaking—of the vast majority of Americans and other but less-known American founders.

Mark David Hall is the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics at George Fox University. Here he is with Colson Center President John Stonestreet.

Download the MP3 audio here.

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