What Is the Proper Role of Faith in the Election?


As the American political parties prepare for the conventions and narrow down presidential options, the subject of faith—and its healthy or not-so-healthy impact on the rhetoric and the ways people measure the candidates—must not be underestimated. In light of America’s history—its Constitution, its “wall of separation” between church and state, its increasing plurality, its rising secularism—what can we still say about the role of faith in choosing a president?

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