Mark David Hall, a distinguished professor, refutes the assertion that America's Founders were deists who wanted a strict separation of church and state, and instead reveals how their political ideas were distinctly influenced by their Christian beliefs.
In 2010, Mark David hall published an essay with the Heritage Foundation called, Did America Have a Christian Founding? His balanced and considerate approach to this controversial question sparked a sensation. C-SPAN televised his talk, and an essay based on it has been downloaded over 300,000 times.
In Did America Have a Christian Founding?, Hall expands upon his essay, making a solid case that America's Founders were not deists, that they didn't create a "godless" Constitution, that even Jefferson and Madison didn't want to divide church from state, that most Founders believed the government should promote Christianity, and that they embraced a robust understanding of religious liberty for biblical and theological reasons. Plus, Hall explains why and how the Founders' views are still relevant today.
This compelling and persuasive book could convince skeptics and equip believers and conservatives to defend the idea that Christian thought was critical to the nation's founding, and that this benefits all of us, whatever our faith, or even lack of faith.