The Founding Fathers and Religion

Authors talked about their books on the American Revolution and role played by religion in the founding of the United States. They… read more

Authors talked about their books on the American Revolution and role played by religion in the founding of the United States. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Tatiana van Riemsdijk moderated. 

The participating authors were: Barbara Clark Smith, author of The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America; John Fea, author of Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?; and John Ragosta, author of Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty.

“Founding Fathers and Religion” was a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, held in the City Council Chambers on Friday, March 18, 2011. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Mar 27, 2011
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