Voices of Reason, Voices of Faith

The disagreements are both subtle and significant

As the debate deepened last week over the proper relation between religion and politics, TIME invited a number of religious leaders and scholars to offer their reflections on the issue. All were asked just how the wall of separation between church and state should be defined, and whether they viewed the current campaign controversy as salutary or harmful. Among the responses:

HARVEY COX, professor at the Harvard Divinity School, Baptist minister and author of The Secular City:

The contribution of religiously committed people to the public arena...

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