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John D. Carlson

John D. Carlson is an author at Religion News Service.

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Donald Trump and the battering of civil religion

By John D. Carlson — January 19, 2018
(RNS) — American civil religion is the moral backbone of our body politic — a heritage of shared beliefs, stories, ideas, symbols and events that explains the American experience of self-government with reference to a moral order that transcends it.
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