The theology limned in the Declaration is very much a political theology, what one could call, in hindsight, fledgling America’s civil religion.
M.J.C. Vile's Constitutionalism and the Separation of Powers tells the story of a political tradition largely lost in the west.
D.C. Schindler's Freedom from Reality makes the startling claim that John Locke and his modern inheritors offer a us demonic kind of liberty.
Paul Seaton is associate professor of philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University.