Sunday, July 18, 2010

Book of the Week (BOTW) - American Gospel

As it is Sunday, it means that it is time for Book of the Week!! This weeks pick seems to be an excellent book, from the author Jon Meacham; an author that I have read numerous times and whose work I very much enjoy. This book is also a good precursor to the type of posts that I will write this week. American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation chronicles the influence that religion has had on the development of the United States, from colonial times to the present. It promises to be an insightful book that gives the middle ground on the subject of religion and politics, a middle ground between those of the Christian Right who claim that the United States is a Christian country and that somehow we have "fallen" from this perfection, to the secularists who claim that there was no religious influence at all.

Hopefully you all will pick up this book, either at the Library or at Amazon.com, and read it with me this week!!

American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

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