Religion: New Concepts

"Separation of church and state" has become a battle cry used by both Protestants and skeptics against Roman Catholic "encroachments." But some U.S. Protestants are beginning to wonder about the reality behind the slogan. Did the Founding Fathers ever envisage a society so secularized or a school system so studiously non-religious as the U.S. has today?

In the current issue of Christendom,

Protestant Minister Willard Johnson wrote: "The whole problem of relationship of religion to government remains to be settled. . . . This is certainly one part of the 'American Way' which is undergoing change. The historic attitudes of all religious groups,...

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