Saturday, August 16, 2008

An Interview with Rick Warren

Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Rick Warren in light of the forum.

Andrew Sullivan mocks Warren's answer on the separation of church and state, to which Ross Douthat responds:
You know, I can pretty much guarantee that Andrew has read a lot more of Locke, Hobbes and Machiavelli than Rick Warren - and of any relevant political philosopher you care to name, for that matter. Yet oddly, the bumptious Warren seems to have a stronger grasp of what separation of church and state has actually meant in the American political tradition, both historically and philosophically, than my vastly more erudite colleague