• How Trump is reshaping American civil religion

    How Trump is reshaping American civil religion

    • Jul 11, 2017

    Robert N. Bellah defined civil religion as “a collection of beliefs, symbols, and rituals,” drawn from American history and “institutionalized in a collectivity” that function “not as a form of national self-worship but as the subordination of the nation to ethical principles that transcend it in terms of which it should be judged.” What does that mean during the presidency of Donald Trump?