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Why do Americans Know So Little about the Religious History of the United States?

Why do Americans Know So Little about the Religious History of the United States?

May 22, 2015

Catherine A. Brekus, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America, Harvard Divinity School

A surprising story about the Constitutional Convention is often included in Christian books about the founding of the nation. The story is so popular—and so controversial—that a Google search of the words “Benjamin Franklin, prayer, and Constitutional Convention” gets 294,000 results.

This particular version of the story comes from David Barton, the founder of Wallbuilders

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