Documents of Faith
President Woodrow Wilson said, "A Nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do." As our American history is in a state of revision, we believe it is important to remind ourselves of our Christian heritage. By reviewing and reading primary source documents; letters and journals of our Founding Fathers and Patriots, a glimpse through time will afford us an opportunity to look back on what we were yesterday and what we hope to accomplish today.
The denominational affiliation of our Founding Fathers is a matter of public record. Among the delegates were 28 Episcopalians, 8 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch Reform, 2 Methodists, 2 Roman Catholics, 1 unknown, and only 3 deists -- Williamson, Wilson, and Franklin. (John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution, (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987), p. 43).
This collection has not been digitally added to our collection. We are working everyday to bring this to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, The Library of Congress, has an extensive exhibition of documents they consider valuable to understanding the role "Religion" has played in the founding of America.