Article in Response to Controversy
In our generation, the crisis of democracy is embodied in the conflict between those who view the U.S. as a Christian republic to be governed according to (their interpretation of) the Bible and those who view the United States as a purely secular state, neutral on moral questions and the general nature of a good life. The hope is that, despite these radically different and incommensurable visions of the good, society can be held together by a thin consensus on procedures combined with public neutrality on the nature of the Good (Rawls, 1971/1999).
Covaleskie, John F.
"Religious Citizens in a Secular Public: Separate. Equal?,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol8/iss1/3