Sunday, August 10, 2008

Book Review: Liars for Jesus

TitleLiars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1
Author:Chris Rodda
Tagschristianity, founding fathers

The title of the book is certainly offensive to some people. The minister who wrote the forward says he tried to persuade Ms. Rodda to change it, but she was determined. After reading the book, I understand why she kept the title. The book is a refutation of the work of many of those who write books supporting the idea that the Founding Fathers were Christian and meant this to be a Christian nation. Rodda, in exhaustive detail, demolishes their arguments. In doing so, it becomes obvious that the writers she refutes weren't simply bad historians. They manipulated the historical record too much for that to be the case. Though at times the detail gets overwhelming, at other times it provides some fascinating glimpses into the early history of the United States.
PublicationBookSurge Publishing (2006), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 532 pages
Publication date2006
ISBN1419644386 / 9781419644382

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