From the Nov/Dec, 2017 issue of Touchstone
The Great Divorce by James Hitchcock

Conference Talk

The Great Divorce

Christianity & the Liberal Society by James Hitchcock

For over two millennia Christianity has had an uneasy relationship with the state, something which is inherent in the very concept of the kingdom of God. Under more than two centuries of democracy, religious believers in the United States have felt relatively secure, but they now face the gravest crisis in their history.

The liberal state claims the high ground for itself, relegating the churches to a marginal role. The state proclaims that it, rather than the church, is the appropriate agency for educating the young and caring . . .


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