GoogleTalks: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America


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Steven Waldman, co-founder, editor-in-chief, and CEO of Beliefnet.com, visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America."

Waldman focuses on the five founding fathers who had the most influence on religion's role in the state — Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Adams and Madison — and untangles their complex legacy. This event took place on April 2, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

This is worth listening to just for the beginning anecdote about the evangelical big cheese arriving for Jefferson's inaugural.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/520