Religion & Ethics Newsweekly State of the Union Commentary

January 28th, 2011

In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this week, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has provided their own unique  perspective on the speech with several web exclusives featuring commentary and analysis.

Robert H. Nelson: Sin, Sacrifice, and the State of the Union: University of Maryland professor of Public Policy Robert H. Nelson discusses how mainstream Protestantism has declined in the US, but the big speeches of our political leaders still echo the nation’s Protestant past.

Andrew Finstuen: The State of the Future: Historian Andrew Finstuen provides analysis of the State of the Union address. Does “winning the future” assume America can manage history as it unfolds?

Assessing the State of the Union: How are people of faith reacting to President Barack Obama’s January 25, 2011 State of the Union address? Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton talks with a panel of religion analysts, including Kenyatta Gilbert, assistant professor of homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity and an ordained Baptist minister; Shaun Casey, professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary and former advisor to the Obama presidential campaign; and Mark Rodgers, principal of The Clapham Group and former Republican leadership staffer in the US Senate.

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