God in American Politics

Podcast_blog_add Craig Calhoun offers some insights on religion in American politics over at his SSRC blog Societas (audio cast):

In conversation with Paul Price, Craig Calhoun continues his analysis of the separation of church and state, this time with reference to a new book on secularism by religion scholar Mark Lilla, The Stillborn God. Calhoun goes on to discuss the Christian worldview that underpins American politics. He concludes by considering whether broad and energetic support for Obama constitutes a social movement.

Also for those who are interested, Craig Calhoun, Charles Taylor and Michael Warner discuss A Secular Age and secularism on Wednesday, April 2,  6:30–8:30 p.m., at  Jurow Lecture Hall at NYU (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East).