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Founding Fathers: Atheists? Deists? Are You Sure?

The author spent years researching this subject and gathering data about the Signers from biographies, wills, magazine articles, newspaper articles, personal correspondence, speeches, legislation, first-hand testimonials, obituaries, eulogies, tombstone engravings, and character studies. The overall conclusion from these sources is inescapable: Religion played a significant role in the private and public lives of most of these patriots. (The religion of their day in the British North American colonies was Christianity.)

Meet these Signers for yourself, all 56 of them. See them as real people, “ordinary” men in many cases, called on to do extraordinary things in the face of overwhelming odds. Hear them give credit to the “interposition of God” as they overcame those odds. See TRUTH through their eyes and through the eyes of people who knew them or researched them.


Bobbi Phelps Wolverton, author of BEHIND THE SMILE
5.0 out of 5 stars
January 10, 2018
Format: Paperback

If you are a history buff, this is the book for you! So very well researched. Reading the original letters between the founders was exceptionally interesting. Strobo is an excellent writer; his words come to life in this very detailed book. Yes, we did have a few religious unknowns but, by far, our founding fathers were Christian, probably because most of their teachers were ministers and Christianity (not any particular form of Christianity) was why the great majority came to America. Impressive book!


Bettie Newell
5.0 out of 5 stars giving wonderful insight into the 56 ordinary men who conceived and …
January 23, 2018
Format: Paperback

Through copious research, Ray Strobo answers the question of religiosity of many of our forefathers. He writes logically and systematically investigating each signer of the Declaration of Independence and their relationship with the 13 original colonies. He includes many personal accounts of each signee, giving wonderful insight into the 56 ordinary men who conceived and created the document that launched a nation. It seems clear, that considering the discord in governments today, that only with the hand of God could 56 common men achieve such unity and agreement. It is a very good reference book.


David Curran
5.0 out of 5 starsReligious views of the Founding Fathers
March 1, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition

As a political science major in college, I was always under the impression that most of the founding fathers were deists or had no religion. This book clearly shows through letters and other documents that all but a few were very strong Christians. Even those of nontraditional views (Jefferson, Franklin) it shows they held strong views that were religious. This is a powerful book to correct a popular "myth" among the "politically correct". For all who are interested in this topic, this is the work that should be read.