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Evangelicals and The Pope


I keep getting press releases over email from evangelical congressmen mourning the death of John Paul II. Their praise is not just a tribute to the way he, to borrow the unfortunate phrase I’ve heard twice now on tv, “transcended his religion.” It is evidence of how the political struggle over abortion has reconfigured American religion, making possible first joint political action and then joint theological reflection that would have been unimaginable before.


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