Hello all. I thought I would direct you to a delightful blog from the History Chair at my alma mater, Wheaton College. If anyone has interest in history, religion and/or both, I would strongly recommend his blog.
The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the long Fourth of July holiday weekend is still in mid-swing, so I thought I would add one more title to my list of suggested summer reading on faith and the founding. (If you missed it, see here.)
The book I have in mind is Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution, by Vanderbilt University’s James P. Byrd. I just reviewed the book for Christianity Today online (see here), and I thought I would call it to your attention as well here, without going into the same details that I shared for CT.
Boiled down to fundamental categories, historians undertake three basic tasks. They describe, they explain, and they evaluate. In other words, they ask the questions “what happened?” “why did it happen?” and “was it good that it happened?” Because description is so essential…
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