Religious Faith and Loyalty

Fairchild, Hoxie N.
October 1954
New Republic;10/11/54, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p11
This article focuses on relation of religion and politics in the United States. There are religious as well as constitutional grounds for objecting to the increasingly popular habit of regarding religious conformity as a touchstone of loyalty to democratic institutions. Any American who has reached the age of 60 must have observed a considerable upsurge of religion in the United States during the past 30-odd years. Whether the movement is a retreat from reason or a rediscovery of that which alone makes reason possible is a debatable question.


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