Here is the jest of the study. Lutz took all the documents he could find that were authored by the Founding Fathers. He then looked for all the instances they quoted someone. He found a total of 3,154 quotes. Anyone want to guess what was quoted the most?
During the time frame of 1760-1805, the Bible was quoted 34% of the time by the Founding Fathers. St. Paul is quoted more than any of the most-cited secular authors Montesquieu 8.3% and Blackstone 7.9%. The next frequently cited secular author was Locke with 2.9% of the citations. (Both Montesquieu, Blackstone and Locke were also religious people.)