Throckmorton on David Barton
We all know David Barton has no shortage of critics. Warren Throckmorton is one of the most thorough of them. It’s easy for Barton to claim that the “secularists” and “liberals” are out to get him. But as Throckmorton has shown, Bible-believing conservative Christian scholars who have done respected academic work tend to want nothing to do with him either.
What is quoted below is from Barry Hankins, professor of history at Baylor University:
David Barton’s history of the American founding is out of step with even the most conservative, Bible-believing, evangelical historians in the Christian college world. I’ve never met a professional historian with a Ph.D. who accepted Barton’s argument that the founding fathers as a group were pervasively Christian and intended to found a Christian nation as Barton defines it. Moreover, when one’s biography of Thomas Jefferson is discontinued by Thomas Nelson publishers, as Barton’s was, Christians should wonder why. It is sad that anyone in the evangelical world would continue to promote his work.