The Bible and the Roots of America

An assistant professor from Vanderbilt University has stated the Bible played a "prominent" role in Americans' arguments for starting the American Revolution, as well as other wars in American history.

James P. Byrd, associate dean for Graduate Education and Research at Vanderbilt's Divinity School, argued this point in the recently published book, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Byrd explained that while doing his research he was "struck by how prominent the Bible was in Revolutionary America."