Interest in Thomas Jefferson does not seem to fade. Our third President was a multi-faceted, multi-talented patriot who helped guide the early United States to codify religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Currently, popular Christian speaker David Barton has a new book out titled The Jefferson Lies. In it, Barton claims to debunk false ideas about Jefferson proposed by secularists.
Yesterday, along with colleague and political science professor, Michael Coulter, I released an eBook on Amazon which looks at Barton's claims about Jefferson. While not all of them are off, we find many inaccurate and misleading claims which we address in our book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President.
To get a sense of some of the questions addressed by both books, take The Jefferson Quiz. It is quite brief with only eight items, but it may provoke some additional curiosity about this most interesting of historical figures.
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About Dr. Warren Throckmorton
Warren Throckmorton, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology and Fellow for Psychology and Public Policy at Grove City College (PA). He co-founded the Golden Rule Pledge which advocates bullying prevention in evangelical churches. His academic articles have been published by journals of the American Psychological Association and he is past president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the author with fellow Grove City College professor, Michael Coulter, of the book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President. Over 200 newspapers have published his columns. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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