Nicole Janz
Publication year: 2010

After September 11, news media reported that U.S. president George W. Bush used overly religious language. The “theologian in chief” was believed to promote his personal agenda as a born again Christian. Such views, however, are a striking misinterpretation. This study shows that Bush’s references to God and the idea that America must fulfill God’s work on earth can all be explained through the concept of American civil religion.