Religion Examined In Postwar America

Sep 30, 2016

For a country that's supposed to have separation of church and state, they sure get up in each other's business.

Burial at sea drill in the Navy.
Credit Kevin Steinberg, USN/Public Domain

And that's not the only issue with religion in America.  Even different sects that pray to the same god can get into turf battles. 

Kenneth Woodward watched a lot of this happen in nearly 40 years as religion editor at Newsweek magazine.  He gives us an overview of the intermixture of religion, politics, and culture in that time and beyond, in his book Getting Religion.

The author joins us to talk about his findings.