American founding

As two new books show, the influence of the Hebrew Bible (and of biblical models) on the founding generations of Americans was as vast as the new country they were trying to create.

Oct. 30 2019 12:01AM

Leviticus on the Fourth of July.

Wilfred McClay
July 5 2019 12:01AM

The link between the sacrifice of American dead and the freedom that we, the living, enjoy.

May 25 2018 12:01AM

“Your story is our story and your God is our God.”

Elliot Kaufman
Feb. 14 2018 12:01AM

Whence, and whither, religious liberty?

Jan. 17 2018 12:01AM

A new online course illuminates how Jewish teachings, combined with the age’s best Enlightenment sensibilities, helped to create and to guide the young republic.

Dec. 12 2017 2:44AM

An antidote to the politics of anger and competitive victimhood.

Jonathan Sacks
Oct. 27 2017 12:01AM

What a new history of American civil religion gets wrong.

April 6 2017 12:01AM

Cecil B. DeMille’s absent heirs.

March 20 2017 12:01AM

It’s what the Puritans did.

Ed Simon
Nov. 23 2016 12:01AM

The American exception.

Gertrude Himmelfarb
June 15 2016 12:01AM

What the “realists” get wrong.

June 6 2016 12:01AM

Contemporary debates forget that it serves a distinct social and moral purpose.

Mark Bauerlein
May 29 2015 12:01AM

Where previous societies had “tolerated” religious minorities, the U.S. Constitution was the first to promote free religious practice. 

James Stoner
Aug. 1 2014 12:01AM