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Bible Nation: Hobby Lobby, Scripture, and the Making of America

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Moss, Candida R. and Joel S. Baden. Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Moss, Candida. R. The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Dangerous Legacy. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2013. Paperback 2014.



Cochrane, Emily. “Years in the Making, Bible Museum Opens in Washington.” New York Times, November 17, 2017,

Malone, Matt, S.J. “The Museum of the Bible is ultimately a leap of faith.” America: The Jesuit Review, October 20, 2017,

Jones, Sarah. “We’re All Living in Hobby Lobby’s Bible Nation.” New Republic, October 13, 2017,


Other Resources

“Q & A with Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden,” Princeton University Press,

“Cadbury Conversations” with Candida R. Moss, Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and Andrew Davies, Director, Edward Cadbury Centre at the University of Birmingham,

“Controversial Bible Museum Opens in Washington, D.C.” Radio segment on WBUR features an introduction to the Museum of the Bible, November 17, 2017,