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On Civil Religion: Still a Factor in the American Public Realm?

In case the concept of “civil religion” is new to you, or you need a refresher, here is a JSTOR Daily post with a link to the classic R. 40 more words


Still Misleading America About Thomas Jefferson

Beware purported history of Thomas Jefferson by David Barton. In Barton’s case, ideology distorts the reality of the past. Read John Fea’s post about Barton (who is a supporter of Ted Cruz) here at History News Network: … 9 more words


Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann interview

Scott Mann is a former student of mine from 2010 when I co-taught a Permaculture Design Course with my good friend Ben Weiss.  Scott has been podcasting about permaculture for around 5 years now and has developed a global audience. 74 more words



Forgive me for being away for so long. I don’t know how academics who blog daily (or more frequently!) find enough hours in the day. At any rate, I’ve been up to my eyeballs with work recently. 1,260 more words

Recommended Reading

Book Review: One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin M. Kruse, Basic Books, 2015, 352 pp.

I read this book as part of a clergy book group that meets monthly. 1,056 more words

Book Review

An American Exceptionalism Bibliography

Below is a list of selected sources on American exceptionalism that I have found useful over the past several months. The topic is quite broad—my book is a treatment of exceptionalism in terms of historical theology, intellectual history, and American religious history. 4,421 more words


Postcards from Christian America

Is America a “Christian” nation? What do we even mean by that question? Historically, as I argued in my recent book, even secular conservatives have tended to assume that the United States needs Christianity. 430 more words

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