Religion & State: Is There a Vital Center?

At The American Conservative, Rod Dreher examines Philip Gorski’s new essay, “Breaching the Wall of Separation Between Church and State,” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Gorski asks, “Is there any middle ground between the liberal and conservative visions of a totally secular country or a Christian nation?” Gorski argues that such a space exists, “[b]ut reoccupying it would require both sides to let go of some of their deepest and most cherished misconceptions about American history.” In response, Dreher wonders if it is actually possible to find what he calls this “vital center.” And, Dreher asks, “Do we even want to?”

Read at The American Conservative

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