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“Most countries construct myths of their origins … and speak of those myths in divine hues,” said Franklin T. Lambert, professor of history at Purdue University, during an April 18 lecture at Mercer University.

Prof. Frank Lambert

Lambert contends that the United States is no different.

Now, there’s food for thought.

When American’s say that we are God’s country or that we were founded as a Christian nation, how different are we from ancient cultures–Egyptian, Babylonian, Csnaanite, and Israelite–that made the same claim?

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Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.