Should Christians Trust David Barton?

Fourth, Barton speaks in conspiratorial tones about how academics and liberal college professors have removed religion from the story of American history. Here Barton shows his ignorance of historical scholarship. How do you reconcile Barton's claims with the fact that religion is the most studied topic among members of the American Historical Association? Or that American Religious History is the most thriving subfield in American history today?

I could go on—and in fact I already have. Over at my blog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home, I have been doing a series of posts on Barton's appearance on The Daily Show.

Here is the bottom line: Christians should think twice before they rely on David Barton for their understanding of the American founding. Let's not confuse history with propaganda.

5/10/2011 4:00:00 AM
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