Articles by Jonathan Chaplin
May 22, 2014
Indeed not only would they disavow any new public privileges that might be dangled in front of them by governments seeking to curry their favour, but they'd have the nerve to take the initiative in offering to relinquish any inequitable financial or constitutional advantages they'd inherited from the legacy of Christian primacy Or, to add an important qualification, my kind of Christian polity, since the nation is much wider and deeper than the political system that could deliver policies like those above
May 6, 2014
The introduction sets out a clear and plausible rationale for the book (ignored by Smith): that the politics of a nation can't be grasped apart from its underlying culture and religion; that American culture and religion have left American (Christian) citizens burdened by a "national civil religion"...