The Quintessential Founder: John Witherspoon

By |2019-07-23T14:05:42-05:00November 29th, 2012|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Gerald Russello, John Witherspoon|Tags: |

John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic, by Jeffry H. Morrison. Who now remembers John Witherspoon? Despite his many achievements—a celebrated pastor, president of Princeton, tutor to James Madison and other founders, and the sole cleric to sign the Declaration of Independence—Witherspoon has all but fallen through the memory hole of American history. [...]

Religious Liberty in America: The Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon

By |2017-07-12T23:20:04-05:00March 21st, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Featured, Freedom of Religion, John Willson, John Witherspoon|

This is adapted from my 1993 short book, John Witherspoon and the Presbyterian Constitution. It is intended to tell part of the story of the early American understanding of religious liberty, and to leave to the reader its bearing upon the current controversy, so utterly wrongly pictured by many as a “Catholic” issue or [...]