Thursday, August 12, 2010
Reformation and Resistance: Part 4 (by Adam Brink)
"Have you ever heard that the American Declaration of Independence is unique? Have you ever heard that America is a product of the Enlightenment? In this study of the source documents for the American Declaration of Independence, you will find that the American concept of resistance to tyranny is the direct result of the Protestant Reformation.
"From the Lutherans in Germany, to the Presbyterians in Scotland, to the Theodore Beza in Geneva, to the Puritans in England, to the Reformed in Holland, America borrowed heavily and consciously from these Reformed teachings on Resistance. This study is an overview of these various documents, and how they affected the American colonists." --Adam Brink