"For generations, American evangelicals have confused biblical and theological conservatism with a rightist political stance. When combined-as it generally is-with a chauvinistic Americanism (the founding documents of the Republic being viewed as the rough equivalent of Holy Scripture), the result has been a gross weakening of the prophetic perspective of historic Christianity. John Wilsey's book is the badly needed corrective. It demonstrates that biblical truth must not be confused with the American story and that God's common grace has used even the pagan influences of the major Founding Fathers to achieve His ends."
-John Warwick Montgomery
Professor Emeritus of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire, England
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College, Virginia, U.S.A.
"It takes some courage to tackle the 'Christian America' thesis. But it also takes grace to offer a truly Christian critique. John Wilsey possesses both qualities. He offers an astute theological and historical analysis of America's past, debunking the deeply entrenched notion of 'American exceptionalism.' Even better, Professor Wilsey offers a clear-headed call to seek first the kingdom of God in the present."
-Stephen J. Nichols
Research Professor of Christianity & Culture, Lancaster Bible College
and author of Jesus Made in America
"There are always some who have wanted to make America a Christian nation from its inception till the present. Others on the opposite extreme wish to deny the obvious biblical influences on our social order. John Wilsey gets it right. Though America may never have been a 'Christian republic,' as few other countries in history, it has felt the impact of the biblical witness. One Nation Under God? sets the record straight. Do not miss this book.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary