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Garry Wills - Was America Founded on Christianity?

Complete video at: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and cultural historian Garry Wills discusses the origins of America's separation between church and state, and argues that this relationship has worked to the benefit of both interests. ----- Garry Wills discusses his book "Head and Heart: American Christianities." A prolific thinker and writer on history and faith, Wills tackles the evolving roles of the multiple denominations of Christianity throughout American history. He sees an ongoing tension between reason and emotion, which he believes is necessary and inevitable, and is clearly visible in the fervor of the religious right pitted against the enlightenment values of separation of church and state - Politics & Prose Bookstore Garry Wills (PhD Yale, 1961) is an adjunct professor and cultural historian whose many books include penetrating studies of George Washington, Richard Nixon, the Kennedy family, Ronald Reagan, and religion in America. His numerous prizes include the Merle Curti Award of the American Historical Association, the National Book Critics Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and an honorary doctorate from the College of the Holy Cross.
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