The Electoral Uses and Abuses of Religion

December 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1992, Issue 28, p5
Offers a look at the political uses and abuses of religion in the U.S. Criticisms against the moral standing of the Republican party; Function of religion under U.S. disestablishment; Issues arising from the exclusion of religiously grounded morality from public life.


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