Is <title>LatCons Revisited by David Mills

LatCons Revisited

Further Thoughts on Latitudinarian Conservatism

by David Mills

In writing “Meet the LatCons” I hoped mainly to introduce the phrase “Latitudinarian Conservatives.” My model was Richard John Neuhaus’ title “The Naked Public Square,” which is tossed about by people who have never read the book, because the phrase is a useful summary of the problem of a society in which religion plays no public part.

“Latitudinarian Conservatism” seemed to me to describe a type of conservative American Christian whose peculiar mixture of near fundamentalism and selective relativism has been misunderstood by more dogmatic Christians, liberal as well as conservative, who expect more consistency in principle . . .


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