November 18, 2013

The two Jacks: Contrasting takes on C.S. Lewis and JFK’s public and private faiths

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President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Photo by Cecil Stoughton, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Photo by Cecil Stoughton, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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(RNS) Given that both men had to navigate the tension between private faith and the public square, it is fitting on the 50th anniversary of their deaths, which falls Friday (Nov. 22), to compare and contrast their approaches.