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American Christianity And Politics

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by Darrin McMahonThose who concur with Bill Stuntz's lament about the poisonous and polarizing effects of too much religion in politics may want to listen to Barnard professor Randal Balmer's recent speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on that very issue. Raised as an evangelical, Balmer is arguably America's leading historian of American Christianity and he is both enlightening and provocative.

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