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 Do ?In God We Trust,? the Declaration of Independence, and other historical ?evidence? prove that ...

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Title:The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
Author:Andrew L. Seidel
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Genres:History
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....
  • Jerry Smith
    Nov 09, 2019
    This is a very well written set of persuasive, for the most part, arguments that rebut the oft stated opinion from Christian Nationalists that the US is a nation founded on "judeo-christian" values/traditions etc. I have heard this countless times and it is always said with such certai...
  • Todd Martin
    Aug 31, 2019
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. - First ...
  • 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...
  • Cliff
    Sep 14, 2019
    Fantastic, and well researched. The truth shall set you free. ...
  • 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...
  • Sylvia
    Dec 07, 2019
    Very interesting book about the backgrounds of the founding of the US and how over the time the ideals of the Founding Fathers withered and seems to be forgotten. It would be a good thing if students in the US would read this book and realize that the US is founded on a strict separati...
  • Scott Holstad
    Aug 21, 2019
    An important, well written book, logical and factually accurate. My only problem is it's so ... "lawyer-speak," I mean uber dry! I would have given another star if Seidel had simply handed it over to a good, veteran co-author who could have injected a little prose, a little life into i...
  • Paige
    Nov 11, 2019
    Seidel contends America was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but he misses the full picture. As an atheist who so fervently believes this to be true, Seidel often speaks in absolutes and omits counterarguments which makes his thesis less persuasive. He further fails to clearl...
  • Bill
    Oct 16, 2019
    Simply stated, The Founding Myth is a book everyone should read. Seidel does a wonderful job in clearly showing how and why the United States was not founded on Christian principles, as is often asserted by Christian Nationalists. In fact, he shows the utter contradiction between the v...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • John
    Dec 11, 2019
    A must read for everyone. Don't let this one slip by. If you care at all about your country, you owe it to yourself to read this book. ...
  • Lisa
    Nov 30, 2019
    Andrew Seidel explores the myth that America is a Christian nation and that it was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. I think every American should read this book! ...
  • 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...
  • Mike
    Sep 16, 2019
    Very easy to see that Seidel is a lawyer. He methodically lays out a devastating and airtight case against the destructive myth that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and laws. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Marianne Wason
    Sep 17, 2019
    I read much of The Founding Myth before I needed to return it to the owner. The clickbait title is the weakest aspect of the book (why do publishers do this?) -- it labels the book as yet another partisan rant, a polemic of rage. But it's not. Seidel states clearly in his introduction ...
  • Ed
    Jan 22, 2020
    I originally picked up this book because I saw a preacher burning it. I am now glad after reading it that I did so. It's a great book. The claim Andrew L. Seidel makes the claim the notion of Christian nationalism (that is this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles as th...
  • 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. ...
  • Alan
    Oct 19, 2019
    Well researched book on the subject at hand. Demonstrates the false narrative that Christian Nationalists make stating that America was founded as a Christian Nation. Using the 10 Commandments Seidel shows that they are incompatible with the Constitution. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • John Barry
    Oct 20, 2019
    Fantastic read. Andrew Seidel (constitutional attorney) compares and contrasts the examples of Christian Nationalist examples that our nation was founded on Christian belief systems with the writings of the founding fathers, as well as the final US Constitution. Very well researched an...
  • RodOlson
    Sep 12, 2019
    A MUST READ!!! A fantastic argument, whether a believer, non-believer or somewhere in between. I love origin stories and this has helped me reaffirm what I was taught long ago. Every American MUST READ THIS BOOK! ...
  • Kathleen J. kNOWLES
    Oct 14, 2019
    A must read A must read for every American citizen. It is thoroughly researched to satisfy the most scholarly reader, and yet remains an enjoyable read for the general publoc. It is richly informative in every dimension. ...
  • Charles Wagner
    Oct 20, 2019
    The wall between church and state Andrew Seidel is currently the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom from Religion Foundation. This means a great deal to me because my ancestors, beginning in the 1730s, fled religious persecution in Germany and then the Netherlands an...