God seems to be fading from His previous importance in the conservative movement, argues Joe Carter in today’s “On the Square,” God and Man in the Conservative Movement. Beginning with a description of William F. Buckley’s famous first book, he argues that Buckley’s insistence on the truth of Christianity has been
completely repudiated by people who claim to be the author’s intellectual heirs. But that is not quite true. It would be more accurate to say that they repudiated only part of it. They’ve foolishly discarded Buckley’s emphasis on Christianity but retained, as they should, his love of free enterprise.
This he thinks, as you’ll guess, a very bad thing for conservatism.