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By Candida R. Moss,Joel S. Baden

How the billionaire vendors of pastime foyer are spending hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks to make the United States a “Bible nation”

Like many evangelical Christians, the fairway kin of Oklahoma urban believes that the United States was once based on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” however the vegetables are faraway from common evangelicals in alternative routes. The billionaire proprietors of pastime foyer, a big national chain of craft shops, the vegetables got here to nationwide recognition in 2014 after effectively suing the government over their spiritual objections to provisions of the cheap Care Act. what's much less well known is that the vegetables are actually America’s greatest monetary supporters of Christian causes—and they're spending thousands of thousands of bucks in an bold attempt to extend the Bible’s impression on American society. In Bible Nation, Candida Moss and Joel Baden give you the first in-depth investigative account of the vegetables’ sweeping Bible tasks and the various questions they raise.

Bible Nation tells the tale of the vegetables’ fast acquisition of an unheard of number of biblical antiquities; their production of a heavily managed crew of students to review and advertise their assortment; their efforts to put a Bible curriculum in public colleges; and their building of a $500 million Museum of the Bible close to the nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C. Bible Nation finds how those probably disparate projects advertise a truly specific set of ideals concerning the Bible—and elevate critical moral questions about the exchange in biblical antiquities, the integrity of educational examine, and more.

Bible Nation is a vital and well timed account of the way an unlimited inner most fortune is getting used to advertise own religion within the public sphere—and why it's going to subject to everyone.

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