The Founding Fathers, Religion, and God

History professor Thomas S. Kidd talks about how religion informed the Constitution.

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What will surprise readers?

There's probably a lot of readers who, if they're coming from a more secular or skeptical perspective, may be surprised to find out how pervasive religion really was in the time of the founding. Some people on the conservative, more traditional Christian side might be surprised to see how much diversity there was in terms of personal belief among the founders. I think sometimes conservative Christians in particular try to act like all the Founding Fathers were these great traditional Christians, just like us today. And, you know, that's not really the case.

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