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American Creation · 22h ago

And the Antique of the Day is...

     The Magazine Antiques shared a Masonic moment on its social media today: an acquisition by an “outdoor history museum” in Massachusetts caught the attention of the magazine’s editor at large, who made it the magazine’s Antique of the Day. Check ...
American Creation · 4d ago

Islam & the American Founding

John Fea points to a symposium on Denise Spellberg’s Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders taking place at the Immanent Frame.A number of years ago, a co-author and I tackled thi...
American Creation · 4d ago

TGC: "Christian History: How David Barton Is Doing It Wrong"

Check it out here. A taste: To reiterate: our answers will only be as good as our questions, so it’s important that we come to this study with an open mind, seeking to ask the best questio...
American Creation · 1W ago

Thomas Kidd Likes Rhodehamel's New Book, But . . .

In Thomas Kidd’s recent book review, A Secular Biography of George Washington, the author expresses a liking for John Rhodehamel’s new book, George Washington: The Wonder of the Age.”   He s...
American Creation · 2W ago

Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father

Details on Thomas Kidd's new book here. It looks to be a "standard bearer" on Franklin's faith. A taste:My new biography of Benjamin Franklin is now ‘in stock’ at Amazon and other retailers!...
American Creation · 3W ago

May the 4th Be With You

May 4 is of course Star Wars Day, which normally would have very little to do with our subject matter at this blog. But the staff at Mount Vernon changed all that by posting this clever meme...
American Creation · 3W ago

Peter Thiel on Straussian Jesus

Why I find Thiel fascinating. I don't know if "mislead" is the right word; Jesus did "hide the ball" which is how law students refer to the professor's "Socratic" method. Now I need to track...
American Creation · 3W ago

Resist, Revolt, Reason & Authority in the American Founding

I confess a fault in my friendship duties towards Mark David Hall. He wrote a book about Roger Sherman that goes into meticulous detail about reformation sources that influenced the American...
American Creation · 4W ago

The Revolution Revised: Gay, Black, Female, Marxist

Edward Rothstein, critic-at-large of the WSJ, reviews America's first museum of the Revolution. O'Sullivan's Law continues unabated.Philadelphia—Opening on April 19, the anniversary of the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord, the museum’s building,...
American Creation · 1M ago

‘Harvard Crimson: parchment MS of Declaration found in U.K.’

     From The Harvard Crimson:Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be fo...