VIRTUAL: The Freedom Book: How the Bible Influenced the American Founders

Event American Founders
Event American Founders

June 24, 2021 VIRTUAL: The Freedom Book: How the Bible Influenced the American Founders

Session Three of our series "First Principles Townhall: Parents Bringing Civics to the Public Square"

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Online

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First Principles Townhall: Parents Bringing Civics to the Public Square
Facing a culture increasingly hostile to the principles of the American Founding, parents across the country are asking for help in passing on the American legacy to the next generation. The Heritage Foundation’s First Principles Townhall will speak into this moment, offering participants the educational tools to give their children an honest understanding of our history: to help them appreciate America’s political and cultural achievements, as well as our debt to the classical-Christian tradition.

Session 3: The Freedom Book: How the Bible Influenced the American Founders
The foundations of American political thought were certainly influenced by Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke. Yet another significant influence on the Founding is often ignored: the Bible. The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures provided the American Founders with intellectual and spiritual resources that would shape the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Join us for Part 3 of our Parent Townhall Series as we explore how the Bible advanced the ideas that would form the bedrock of the American Founding: natural law, natural rights, human equality, and human freedom.

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