Exceptionalism -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Everyone likes to think that they are exceptional or part of something exceptional. Americans tend to think of their country (my country) as being exceptional. Why is that? What should we make of it? Martin Marty interacts with an essay by William Galston at the Wall Street Journal that suggests that at the heart of this sense of exceptionalism is Christianity. It's not because it is state established, but because it is chosen. Marty note that part of the conversation however is the navigation between religious and secular concerns, and the ability to listen to all sides. I invite you to read and consider and offer your thoughts.