"George Washington's Sacred Fire" by Peter A. Lillback and "Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country" by Michael Novak and Jana Novak

Friday, 29 Jun 2007

Odd things happen when you mix religion and politics. Just think of Constantine and the authority that the emperor had in calling synods and councils of the church, not to mention persecuting heretics with the threat of the sword. Or consider the oddity of a bishop of the church (in this case, the one in Rome) having police to patrol his own political territory, the Papal States. Of course, the idiosyncracies do not all come from the Old World. America has made its own notable contributions to the curious amalgam of religion and politics. From Protestants requiring Mormons to ...

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