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January 28, 2008 Pluralism or Dominant Culture? A Final Look at Religion in the United States A long history: The place of religion in US public affairs o The private view (Jefferson, Paine, JFK) vs. the view that religion central to US identity and purpose o A new context: religious diversity Changing dimensions: tolerance and division o 1960s: Catholic JFK. But what about Jews? Mormons? Southern Baptist Ministers? o 2008: religious identity and presidential candidates Mormon Southern Baptist Minister Catholic - Giuliani o Evidence of expanding tolerance 5 out of 9 members of the Supreme Court are catholic The 2 that GWB nominated are Catholic GWB is a Methodist – more evangelical in practice Supreme Court opinion surveys New political alliances (e.g. the 1988 presidential campaign of Pat Robertson) o Evidence of new cleavages: interdenominational tolerance and the role of religion in US national identity?
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