Randall Balmer teaches religion at Dartmouth College and is the author of Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and coeditor of Mormonism and American Politics.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, turns 91 years old on Thursday. By any reckoning, he has led a remarkable life. Anyone who visits Plains, in southwest Georgia, and especially the Carter farmstead three miles down the road in Archery, cannot fail to be impressed by the simplicity of Carter’s background.
It’s a kind of parlor game in some circles. Rattle off various misperceptions about what the Bible says.
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