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Dionne on Obama’s faith

E. J. Dionne, Jr. calls attention to both the Niebuhrian humility and the full-bore Social Gospel worldliness of Obama’s religion. This is an uneasy mix, though Dionne doesn’t seem to realize it.

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Notice the throwaway reference to Obama's involvement with the Jim Wallis organization, however. Very far from Niebuhrian `Christian realism' on foreign policy, is Mr. Wallis.

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