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09.01.01 Gragg, Rod, Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of a Nation, 1607-1776, published in 2010.

Notes Concerning the Author

Rod Gragg is a native of North Carolina, an editor, public relations executive, and prolific author of popular histories.

Our Review 

This work is a dense multi-denominational  description of the pervasiveness of Christianity  as a cause and support of  the American  War of Independence.   It  by no means neglects the South, unlike many books on the same subject,  and is a strong antidote to the contention that American independence was inspired by deistic and abstract political philosophy.  The book is well described by a quotation from Patrick Henry: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.”

Availability of this work

The work  is available in a recent paperback and as an e-book.