American Exceptionalism

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Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

Mitt Romney, Health Care, and Eco-Womanism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., on Oct. 5, 2012. … Continued

Romney’s high-wire act on religion at the GOP convention

On Thursday night, Mitt Romney will step out at the Republican National Convention to accept the nomination as the presidential … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Should Catholics defend DOMA?

The White House last year threw its backing behind a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a … Continued

Romney at Liberty: Here’s the commencement speech he needs to give, and words we need to hear

“If there ever was a time for great Americans, great and good Americans, Americans who are willing to cross into … Continued

Is religion good for society?

ALEX DOMANSKI REUTERS Does religion help societies more than it handicaps them?, writes researcher Gregory Paul. Part I of this … Continued

American mythology in a post-bin Laden world

After the initial reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden fade, we will still be left with the fundamental … Continued

SOTU: U.S. is a Miracle

President Barack Obama is applauded by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill in Washington, … Continued

Rethink, not reload

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Would Jesus fight in the Christmas Wars?

By Becky Garrison Wonder what Jesus thinks of those family values Republicans who push to keep Christ in Christmas but … Continued

American exceptionalism: divine hall pass?

The idea of American exceptionalism, that God has singled out the country for a special role in human history, goes … Continued

God’s hand was in the establishment of the United States

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

We are blessed to be in America

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

American exceptionalism: useless, potentially dangerous

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

An exceptional but not chosen people

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

American exceptionalism rooted in bad theology

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

He loves us, but not that way

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued