The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Quote: Martin E. Marty

“In talking about civil religion, you make a great deal of the power of the nation to do things. There was a twist; it wasn’t that the nation is perfect ... but that we have failed to live up to our ideals.”

Religion News Service, quoting Martin E. Marty, ELCA pastor, religion scholar and former professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School on Obama’s inaugural speech.


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