The Almost-Chosen People

Johnson, Paul
June 2006
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul2006, Issue 164, p17
The article discusses the historical facts depicting that Americans are the "almost-chosen people" as coined by Abraham Lincoln. The author points out that this ecumenicalism is based on a reassertion of moral values and of belief in the articles of Christianity not as symbols but as plain historical facts where the American republican democracy underlies. The U.S. remains the world's most powerful champion of democracy, it is likely to preserve its role as the citadel of voluntary religion.


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