Tuesday, November 14, 2006

We [Americans] were a fellowship of "the Book" and took all government and political philosophy--even the Constitution--to be practical and unworthy of mention in the same breath with Holy Scripture. Politics might, within reason, be tested against revealed truth. But we never imagined more than a tangency for the political and the sacred?never a holy beginning or conclusion by politics.
-M.E. Bradford, quoted by Daniel Larison

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