What Did the Founding Fathers Believe About Human Nature?

~ Understanding the Founding Fathers Beliefs about Human Nature ~

It’s evident from their writings as well as The Declaration of Independence that the founding fathers of our country had a deep faith as well as a good grasp on human nature. What did America’s founders believe about human nature? How might a deeper understanding of their perspective shape the way we think about our current and future challenges to democracy? 

Tune in Friday, August 19th at 1:30 pm ET, for an interview with Dr. Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College and author of the award-winning We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy, to take a close look at the nature of American democracy and what it means for the future.

The view of human nature that was shared by America’s founding fathers, the implications of its abandonment, and the tension of fallen human beings entrusted with self-governance will be examined. This conversation of America’s history can help us see the present with fresh insight as we consider how Christians and the Church play a role in the public and political life of the country. 

Dr. Tracy McKenziePh.D., is the Arthur Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning and professor of History at Wheaton College, and past Donald Logan Chair in U.S. History at the University of Washington. 

Since coming to Wheaton, McKenzie has turned his attention to the ways in which Christians in the United States remember (or misremember) American history. A past president of the Conference on Faith and History, a national organization of Christian historians, he is the author of numerous works including The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from HistoryA Little Book for New Historians: How and Why to Study History, and his newest release, the award-winning We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy

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