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Historians Confirm the Bible Shaped America

Teresa Neumann : Apr 8, 2013  Tonika Reed – Baptist Press News

"The Bible contains the most profound philosophy, the most perfect morality and the most refined policy that was ever conceived upon the earth. It is the most republican book in the world and, therefore, I will still revere it." -John Adams

Dan Wooding and Bob Yerkes (Washington, DC)?On March 20, the Family Research Council hosted a forum on American's Founding Fathers. (Photo: Patriotpost.us)

According to Baptist Press News, James Hutson, Yale historian and chief of the Library of Congress' Manuscript Division, questioned the current trend of putting the Founding Fathers "in the box of deism," saying they may have believed in the intervention of a divine being which "doesn't align with the beliefs of deists."

Daniel Dreisbach, a law professor at American University, agreed. Referring to the use of Scripture in everyday life and policy debates in colonial America, he said, "Saint Paul is cited about as frequently as Montesquieu or Blackstone, the two most cited secular authors, and Deuteronomy is cited almost twice as often as all of John Locke's writings put together."







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