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American Gospel by Jon Meacham

American Gospel

God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

by Jon Meacham

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Newsweek editor and historian Jon Meacham discusses America's historical treatment of religion in this lecture provided by The Miller Center of Public Affairs. The author notes that the founding fathers were deeply aware of how many great nations fell apart due to religious sectionalism. In an effort to mitigate this problem and yet allow everyone in the country the freedom to worship, Meacham traces how giants like Jefferson, Franklin, and even Lincoln implemented decisive policies on American religious life that we still argue over today. This talk is available on MP3 download and streaming audio and video.


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Excellent for a required reading list
Reviewer dluallen
 February 27, 2009
I read American Gospel just a few weeks ago and thought it would be excellent reading for all high school and college students, all ministers and all political/governmental figures. The Founding Fathers' mindset on the role of government and religion set a brilliant foundation for the success of The United States. In this year of political change (2008-2009), we can all make use of this history - those who don't heed history are bound to repeat... - to help guide America.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A019092
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