Richard Hughes – Christian American and the Kingdom of God

    Last April, President Obama said at a press conference in Turkey, “We have a very large Christian population, we don’t consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish Nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.” Early Americans quoted from the Bible and most of our elected leaders have had Christian backgrounds. The U.S. Constitution is written to prohibit against establishing any national religion by law. Our guest, religious scholar, RICHARD HUGHES, investigates the reasons why many Americans think of the United States a “Christian America,” and explores the irony the United States often behaves in unchristian ways, following the history of the American fundamentalist Christian movement. A senior fellow at Messiah College, Hughes’ latest book is called, “Christian America and the Kingdom of God.” Listen to the mp3

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