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Civil Religion and Civil Battles

In the time that’s elapsed since Sightings published my essay “Redefining the American Civil Religion” (October 6, 2017), it seems that positions of those on both ends of the political spectrum have hardened, while those in the center have become eve...

January 18, 2018

Alt-Right | Civil Religion | Donald Trump | egalitarianism | free speech | political correctness | Robert Maynard Hutchins | University of Chicago

Redefining the American Civil Religion

Editor's note. This is the third in a series of essays on the Trump phenomenon—or "Trumpism," if such a thing can be defined—and what it reveals about the relationship between religion and politics in America today. Be sure to check out the previous ...

October 6, 2016