"When David Barton said it doesn't matter whether you are a Mormon or a Baptist or a Methodist, we felt we had to do something"

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Shaynus's picture

Good for them. My feeling is that Barton let's political similarities trump his theological judgment.

SBashoor's picture

I've been wary of Barton's historiography for some time, but I'm really sad to hear about his uber-big-tent soteriology.

M. Scott Bashoor Happy Slave of Christ

RPittman's picture

SBashoor wrote:
I've been wary of Barton's historiography for some time, but I'm really sad to hear about his uber-big-tent soteriology.
Perhaps this is consistent with Barton's big-tent historiography in a broad reading of Christianity into cultural and civil religion. We observe today that everyone who talks about God and prays is not a Christian. Is there any reason to believe it was any different in our country's history when God-talk and religious expressions were a part of the language and culture? From his statements regarding Mormonism and Beck, it would appear that Barton's concept of Christianity is very broad and undifferentiated which may be consistent with his historiography.