The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

Do ?In God We Trust,? the Declaration of Independence, and other historical ?evidence? prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? A constitutional attorney dives into the debate about religion?s role in America?s founding. In today?s contentious political climate, understanding religion?s role in Ame Do ?In God We Trust,? the Declaration of Independence, and other historical ?evidence? prove...

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Title:The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
Author:Andrew L. Seidel
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1454933275
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American Reviews

  • Kendra
    Jul 18, 2019
    What a fantastic book! Well written, an amazing and well articulated amount of info, and an intense, enjoyable read, too. In the quest for Christian Nationalism, the hypocrisy of CN's stand out. I appreciated the breakdown of the 10 Commandments vs the Constitution/Bill of Rights, etc....
  • Kem White
    Jun 02, 2019
    Seidel succeeds with this book. He thoroughly and convincingly explains why Christian Nationalism is un-American. You come away from this book understanding why revisionist Christianist history is so pernicious to the founding principles of this country, eager to fight religion's incur...
  • Gustavo
    Jun 28, 2019
    This is a definitive win for all American patriots that deeply care about our freedoms and rights. Mr. Seidel irrefutably proves through extensive, detailed, and exhaustive research how Christianity and Judaism are anti-American. The book proves how since the foundation of Ame...
  • Jacob Riley
    May 19, 2019
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  • Book
    Jun 07, 2019
    The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American by Andrew Seidel ?The Founding Myth? exposes the myth that America was founded on Christian principles and it is an effective assault on the Christian nationalist identity. Constitutional and civic rights attorney at th...
  • Linkpead
    Jul 20, 2019
    Have you ever found yourself arguing that the United States as a political entity is a Christian nation or is founded upon biblical or Judeo-Christian principles? I suggest you evaluate the arguments and evidence in this book to see if your beliefs or presumptions hold up, or if th...
  • Julia Cote
    Aug 14, 2019
    This is an essential book for anyone who has any curiosity or wish to understand the ideas behind the founding of the US. I have a newfound appreciation for that whole period of our history after reading it. Mr. Seidel has generously provided us a work that is meticulously researched...
  • Daniel S.
    May 18, 2019
    The publication of The Founding Myth could not have come at a better time. As I write this review, three states - Georgia, Ohio, and Alabama - have just passed laws effectively banning abortion. Two more states - Texas and Missouri - are poised to follow suit. Predictably, these bills ...
  • Brian Mikołajczyk
    Aug 05, 2019
    The founding of America was done very meticulously by the Founding Fathers to ensure America would be a secular society. This is not what happened, though. Through the repurposing of the documents that founded America, Christian Nationalists have created a myth around how these documen...
  • Joanna
    Jun 09, 2019
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  • Ryan Boissonneault
    May 28, 2019
    Was America founded as a Christian nation? As we?ll see, the answer is so obvious and the argument so lopsided that it?s a wonder the counter-argument is ever made at all. But unfortunately, Christian nationalism, which should be a politically impotent fringe movement, is in fact a...
  • Robert Wood
    May 16, 2019
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  • Bill Mathis
    Jul 01, 2019
    Excellent, thought provoking, well researched, well articulated. Frightening when you look at the political gains the Evangelicals have made politically in the past 40 years. Read it!! ...
  • Brad
    May 21, 2019
    This is an incredibly informative, tirelessly researched, and worryingly prescient book that you need to read. Mr. Seidel goes claim by claim, dismantling the oft-repeated argument that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principals. Whats more, he somehow managed to craft a...
  • Gerard E. Trigo
    Jul 06, 2019
    A must read. It should be required reading in High school. Superbly researched, providing a rich list of sources. I read it twice before reviewing. ...
  • Eric
    May 28, 2019
    Excellent book, well researched, and methodically laid out. It is a page-turner despite the sometimes dry subject matter and I hope many people read this important book. ...
  • Jonathan
    May 19, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Extremely timely given the current political situation. ...
  • Scott Swanson
    Jun 25, 2019
    Every American citizen should add this important book to their reading list. ...
  • Krystina Schuler
    Jul 25, 2019
    This is a must read for everyone and ought to be included in all ninth grade US history classes with an apology from the publishers of the elementary school versions we're fed as kids for the spin they put on colonial America and revolutionary America's past. Seidel does an excelle...
  • Brandy Hamrick
    Jul 23, 2019
    As an adult who was indoctrinated into christian fundamentalism from birth, I feel like I've spent the last several years playing catch up on history and science. This book absolutely lays bare the lies that Christian nationalists depend on being true in order to perpetuate their brand...
  • Ron
    Jun 03, 2019
    This book is a must read for freethinkers. This well researched work clearly demonstrates this nation was built on secular ideals and not religion. ...
  • Nathan Woll
    Aug 13, 2019
    Every American should read this book. A great read! ...
  • Cara Heuser
    Jul 24, 2019
    Admittedly, I was primed to love this book. The concepts discussed were generally things with which I was already familiar. However, the depth of the author?s knowledge is truly impressive. I learned so much history! A must-read! I?ve already recommended it to several friends. ...
  • DeJohn
    Jul 21, 2019
    The first half of this book is outstanding, and Andrew completely demolishes the myth that the United States was founded as a christian country. The second half of the book loses a little steam when he devotes one chapter each to every one of the ten commandments, explaining how they d...
  • Harry Zitzelberger
    Jun 24, 2019
    An informative read with extensive citations An informative read with extensive citations. This book throughly demolishes a number of myths that are, all too often, held, unquestioned, as fact. A good read for anyone who has a healthy interest in political movements. ...
  • Isabella
    Aug 01, 2019
    I struggled to decide whether to rate this four or three stars. Reason being I found it really difficult to finish after getting bogged down in the middle. Overall, I give it four stars if only because I believe its content is invaluable and, of course, timely. I learned a great de...
  • Matthew Christopher
    Aug 07, 2019
    I have to say that I agree with a majority of this book. This is not now, now has it ever been, a "Christian nation." However, the gratuitous attacks on Christianity as a whole seemed completely unnecessary to the book's central argument, and also appeared to be mean-spirited attempts ...
  • Paul J. Vieira
    Jul 20, 2019
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  • DAVID L
    May 26, 2019
    The book is carefully researched and does a respectable job of limiting its scope to it critique of Christian Nationalism. But there is one glaring weakness in its pages. Seidel notes on p. 20 that he does not wish to examine the religion of the founders in any detail and states tha...
  • Andrew
    May 23, 2019
    This was the quickest I?ve gone through a book since college, and it could not be more relevant, as I think there are many important points that Seidel remarkably elucidates and soundly concludes. The most important being that which those of us educated in history have known for quit...