“Revisionist” History

Greg Strand – August 17, 2012 2 Comments

Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher from Nashville, ceased publication of David Barton’s recently published The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. Barton is the founder and president of Wallbuilders.  

You can read more about this in the three posts below. The last post is written by John Fea, a TEDS grad, who has written on a similar topic, Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011). In this post he not only informs of what has happened and why, but he also includes some helpful things we can learn.

 Thomas Kidd, “The David Barton Controversy,” World 27/17 (August 25, 2012)

 Joe Carter, “Publisher Pulls David Barton’s Revisionist History of Thomas Jefferson” The Gospel Coalition blog (August 10, 2012)

John Fea, “What Can We Learn From the David Barton Controversy?” The Anxious Bench blog (August 15, 2012)

Greg Strand


Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

2 responses to “Revisionist” History

  1. FYI, Greg, one of Barton’s leading critics, Warren Throckmorton, is an elder at the EFC I used to pastor in Grove City, PA. He’s done a good work, IMHO.

    • Byron, it is great to see you visiting the site! I knew that Throckmorton is an elder at a Free Church, but I was unaware it was where you served as pastor. Greg

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