January 20th, 2008 09:39 EST
Wall of Misconception - Does the Separation of Church and State Mean the Separation of God and Government
What are the sixteen words that built the most debated "invisible" wall in human history? "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." the words included in the First Amendment of the U.S., Constitution. What is this "wall"? It is known as the wall of separation between church and state.
In a unique new book for both average citizens and university scholars, best-selling author, Dr. Peter Lillback invites his audience to join him on a personal quest to examine the authentic historical record of America's Founding Fathers, while explaining their relevance in 21st Century America. Wall of Misconception is a citizen's journey to understanding that faith in the public square should be passionately debated and thoughtfully understood.
Dr. Lillback tackles such topics as:
Why there is no religious test for holding federal office?
The original use of the phrase "Wall of Separation" by Thomas Jefferson.
The constitutionality of God in The Pledge of Allegiance.
The public display of The 10 Commandments.
The necessity of the preservation of the right for all to worship as they please.
Tax dollars and the world of faith.
What was the Founding Fathers' original "holy experiment"?
Ten things every American of faith should consider.
In 2008, American citizens will be marching toward one of the most interesting and important Presidential elections in over 60 years. In Wall of Misconception, Dr. Lillback writes a history primer for all Americans by proving the validity of faith in the public square, while preserving the rights of those who walk a faithless path.
Peter A. Lillback, Ph.D., is the president of The Providence Forum, senior pastor at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and president of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he is also Professor of Historical Theology. He is the author of four books including the bestselling George Washington's Sacred Fire.