The shape of American religious discourse

28 10 2010

AG sent me an article in the Economist entitled, How the cold war reshaped Protestantism in America . It is an eye-opening reminder about how much religious discourse has changed in this country in the past fifty to sixty years. It used to be that Protestantism was a force for “progressivism” so to speak. Now even Catholicism and other religions are drawn into the culture wars that have their origin in militant anti-communism and pro-capitalist campaigning.
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