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John Fea

Columnist

John Fea (Ph.D, Stony Brook University, 1999) is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.  Fea has written extensively for both scholarly and popular audiences.

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Confessing History

Education for a Democracy

Liberal education is not for snobs. It is essential to the very survival of our republic. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen's Spiritual Vision for America

The Boss's new album, Wrecking Ball, uses Christian faith to bridge the gap between American reality and the American dream. Read More »

John F. Kennedy, Rick Santorum, and the Separation of Church and State

The GOP presidential candidate is confused about Kennedy's famous Houston speech. Read More »

Would You Vote for This Man?

Barack Obama, a devout Christian, offered people of faith much promise in 2008. He has largely failed to deliver -- but there is still hope. Read More »

Message to Mitt: Stop Using the Bogus Thomas Paine Quote

The Romney campaign's purposeful use of a quote they know to be false is a detestable use of the past for political gain. Read More »

Taking Care of Our Own

Bruce Springsteen's new single calls us to renew the promise of America by loving one another. Read More »

Recent Articles

Education for a Democracy

Liberal education is not for snobs. It is essential to the very survival of our republic. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen's Spiritual Vision for America

The Boss's new album, Wrecking Ball, uses Christian faith to bridge the gap between American reality and the American dream. Read More »

John F. Kennedy, Rick Santorum, and the Separation of Church and State

The GOP presidential candidate is confused about Kennedy's famous Houston speech. Read More »

Would You Vote for This Man?

Barack Obama, a devout Christian, offered people of faith much promise in 2008. He has largely failed to deliver -- but there is still hope. Read More »

Message to Mitt: Stop Using the Bogus Thomas Paine Quote

The Romney campaign's purposeful use of a quote they know to be false is a detestable use of the past for political gain. Read More »

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