Rod Dreher on David Barton; Christianizing History | The American Conservative

August 9, 2012

I am just about overwhelmed with several projects, including a very involved paper on Eph 1:1-14 and a sermon on the same text, but I do want to give you something to read and consider. Yesterday evening, I was with a friend who was listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR. Conservative blogger Rod Dreher was tuned in as well. His observations are well worth your time and I concur with him entirely.

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty turned in one of her typically balanced and informative religion and culture reports, this time looking into the work of David Barton, an influential Texas Evangelical who promotes a Christianized form of U.S. history to classrooms. Excerpts:

David Barton says Americans have been misled about their history. And he aims to change that.

“It’s what I would call historical reclamation,” Barton explains, in his soft but rapid-fire voice. “We’re just trying to get history back to where it’s accurate. If you’re going to use history, get it right.”

David Barton & Christianizing History | The American Conservative.


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