Miles Smith

Miles Smith

Miles Smith is a lecturer in history at Hillsdale College. He specializes in intellectual and religious life in the Nineteenth Century United States and the Atlantic World.

The Bible and the Nation

Throughout the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and the first half of the Twentieth Centuries the American education regime gave the Christian Scriptures an influential–if not preeminent–place in the national education regime. In the Twenty-First Century, even in the Bible Belt, the notion that religion and particularly the Bible have a place in public education elicits howls of theocracy and fretting over “separation of church and state.”