EJ Dionne on the end of an era.As he notes, we've been at these cycles a long time in the U.S. I've just read, cover-to-cover, for the first time (I'm ashamed to say) Perry Miller's marvelous Errand into the Wilderness. Religious fervor comes in cycles. Just ask Jonathan Edwards.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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