The ‘Religious Right’ After Reaganism
Peter Leithart argues that the Reaganite creed of “limited government, unapologetic support for the free market, and equally unapologetic faith in the rightness of America” gave up the ghost in the November election, and with it the political agenda of many American evangelicals. However, he also argues that Christians should not go down kicking and screaming. “If we refuse to die, we also refuse the fruits of death. If we refuse to die, we implicitly refuse to follow Jesus, the grain that died in order to bear fruit.”
“The Religious Right After Reaganism,” by Peter Leithart. First Things’ On the Square blog. November 9, 2012.
(House Reading Group, November 20, 2012)