Rediscovering God in America
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However, I think the point of the book is told very well in this DVD, even though this amounts to an abridged form of the book. The first portion of the video points out the role of religion in the founding and the early days of our nation and is told by a variety of historians, politicians, and knowledgeable people from both sides of the political aisle.
Newt and Callista Gingrich then take us on a walking tour of our nations important buildings and memorials in central Washington D.C. and shows the important role religion played in the minds of those whose minds created our government. As they were in the book, the Gingrich's are clear that this is not about advocating any particular faith or sect, it is about the connection between religion and moral order. While some nowadays claim that religion is not required for morality, and they are free to make that case, it is not true that our nation requires the banning of religion from the public square or our political discussions. Nor do we need to apologize for our religious beliefs informing our political beliefs as long as we do not also believe we have the right to compel others to share our views.
The video is just short of an hour long and should be viewed in every family in the country. I hope you take the time to view it with your children with a good history of our country at hand.Read more ›
In my opinion, the single greatest contribution of this video (and the accompanying book) is to take up afresh the evidence of the Founders' intent behind the separation doctrine. One of the most mischaracterized documents in that debate is Jefferson's famous letter to the Danbury Baptists, who were seeking assurance that their particular mode of observance would not be squelched. Jefferson wrote to them of the need to maintain a wall of separation between church and state as a means of safeguarding religious liberty. The evidence, however, does not in any way support the more modern argument that Jefferson was hostile to religion in general, or that he held anticlerical, deistic views. He merely advocated that clerical and governmental AUTHORITY not be permitted to overlap, so that all persons would be free to practice their religion without fear of persecution. In other words, Jefferson championed freedom of religion, not from it. Neither did he seek the complete expungement of religious observance in public life, as many today would have us believe.Read more ›
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Good flick but boring in spots. Informative. Amazon packaging was awful. DVD arrived intact but DVD holder was cracked and broken. WGFPublished 17 days ago by wendy franklin
This was very well written and very enlightening. Great narrating and historical background story. Newt is a great historian and narrator.Published on December 21, 2012 by Kevin Trahan
Bought these videos as men gifts and they were delighted with them. I was thrilled they were pleased with my choice of entertainment for them.Published on February 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer
What a shame that people believe someone such as he, leaving his cancer-ridden wife, then his second wife who was very sick, then marrying a third woman who was his paramour when... Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Thunderofsilence
Remember when God mattered in this country. Do we really believe that we will succeed in anything when we continue to ignore God's virtuous government over us? Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by lmguse
Rediscovering God in America
It is a couple of years since I watched this DVD, but I appreciated a number of things about this presentation from Newt and Callista... Read more
A friend brought over this dvd for me to watch. After viewing it, I knew I must buy my own copy. The Constitution is very well covered as are other aspects of our founding... Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by Raymond H. Mullen