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Thomas Jefferson: American Revolution, Independence & Controversy w/ Thomas Kidd | BRI Scholar Talks

What core contributions did the various Founders make to liberty and constitutional self-governance? BRI’s new “American Founders” Scholar Talk Series seeks to answer this question. In this first episode, Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, Senior Research Scholar at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Research Professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary joins BRI Fellow Tony Williams to discuss his book, “Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh.” They discuss the contributions and complexities of one of America’s most significant Founders, including Jefferson’s religious views, political beliefs, and the problem of slavery in the American constitutional order.

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