Recent federal statutes threaten to undermine religious liberty in the United States of America. This lecture will explore the history leading up to and immediately following the addition of the First Amendment, with its religious liberty clauses, to the U.S. Constitution.
- Thomas Kid, God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution (Basic Books, 2010).
- Forrest McDonald, Novus Ordo Seclorum: the Intellectual Origins of the Constitution (University Press of Kansas, 1985).
- John Pinheiro, Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War (Oxford University Press, 2014).
- Charles Sandford, The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson (University Press of Virginia, 1984).