Why Our Politics Cannot Be Freed from Religion: The State as Transformed Church

8/17/2009; 58 minutes

The debate about the relationship of politics and religion in the United States is set on the wrong course, Ivan Strenski, distinguished professor of religious studies at UC Riverside, claims in this presentation. Professor Strenski follows the development of the theology of political leadership from Roman through Medieval to the present times to understand the sources of our dedication to republican constitutionalism. (#16933)

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