Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"American Creation" Migrates to "Old Life" or Would George Whitefield Think George Washington Needed to be Converted?

There is a fierce debate going on at Darryl Hart's "Old Life" blog about how to define "Christian" in the context of the American founding era.  After writing a rather straightforward post on Donald Lutz's study of the books quoted by the founding fathers, all hell broke loose in the comments section. It looks like the good folks at American Creation--Jon Rowe and Tom Van Dyke particularly--are holding forth in a conversation that includes a host of other voices as well.

If you can endure the long-winded posts, it might be worth your time. 

My favorite line so far: Hart asks commentator Bill Fortenberry if George Whitefield would think George Washington needed to be converted.  (My answer to this question is a resounding "yes").