Inventing a Christian America : the myth of the religious founding

"Among the most enduring themes in American history is the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. A pervasive narrative in everything from school textbooks to political commentary, it is central to the way in which many Americans perceive the historical legacy of their n...

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Main Author: Green, Steven K. 1955- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Oxford, [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Christian nation debate, methodological fallacies, and the role of myths
  • A haven for religious freedom
  • A model for Christian and civil government
  • The revolutionary and constitutional impulse
  • A government of men
  • The birth of a myth
  • Conclusion.