Only with the advent of Enlightenment liberalism did people begin to believe that the individual conscience, as well as the individual’s body, should be inviolate and protected from the intrusions of state and church.
Robert Kagan in the Washington Post, quoted by Robert Louis Wilken at First Things.
“Conscience … protected from the intrusions of … church”? Really?
That puts pretty starkly a strong tendency I’ve seen in American life, including among (mostly weakly) professing Christians.