Tag: civil religion

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    The president’s second inaugural address embraced American exceptionalism and invoked the “founding creed” of the Declaration of Independence. More

    January 25, 2013 | Comments

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    Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln loomed large over Glenn Beck’s recent Restore Honor rally. Both of them were exceptional historical figures who had an exceptional sense of caution when they spoke of God in relation to American destiny.
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    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    “Isn’t Obama’s Christianity a private matter? Isn’t it peripheral to the real issues at hand? Not right now. The culture is desperate for adult guidance when it comes to religion.” More

    August 23, 2010 | Comments

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    On one level, Obama’s State of the Union address was low on religious rhetoric. Yet he used our civil religious tradition to connects the theme of American uniqueness to the idea that the nation stands under some form of providential judgment. More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments

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    “President Barack Obama has faith in America. He both opened and closed his State of the Union address with remarks about his belief in the power of the American spirit, which he defined as our fundamental strength, optimism, generosity, and decency as a people and as a nation.” More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments