The Quintessential Founder: John Witherspoon

By |2020-06-22T16:50:27-05:00November 29th, 2012|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Gerald Russello, John Witherspoon|Tags: |

Who remembers John Witherspoon? Although he was one of the most influential Americans of the eighteenth century, Witherspoon has been overlooked by subsequent generations of historian. John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic, by Jeffry H. Morrison (220 pages, University of Notre Dame Press, 2003) Who now remembers John Witherspoon? Despite his many [...]

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 one [...]

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