"Revisionist" History

Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher from Nashville, ceased publication of David Barton’s recently published The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. Barton is the founder and president of Wallbuilders.  

You can read more about this in the three posts below. The last post is written by John Fea, a TEDS grad, who has written on a similar topic, Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011). In this post he not only informs of what has happened and why, but he also includes some helpful things we can learn.

 Thomas Kidd, “The David Barton Controversy,” World 27/17 (August 25, 2012)

 Joe Carter, “Publisher Pulls David Barton’s Revisionist History of Thomas Jefferson” The Gospel Coalition blog (August 10, 2012)

John Fea, “What Can We Learn From the David Barton Controversy?” The Anxious Bench blog (August 15, 2012)

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