What started as a discussion over the Twitter Profile of a Congressional candidate in North Carolina, led to a long and winding road for the Good Friar and the Rabbi. From the concept of “free will” leading to the idea of the “Social Gospel” which in turn leads to perceived existential threats drove economic interests that seemingly had little to nothing in common with religious interests to unite to oppose common threats.
And developed into the religious-political entities that for the past FOUR decades have opposed the older religious-political entities.
So in a world where we are told to keep religion out of our politics, what happened?
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, Benjamin Fredmdan