The New American Civil Religion: Lesson for Italy

17 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2010 Last revised: 10 May 2011

Date Written: January 29, 2010


American civil religion has been changing, responding to increasing religious plurality by becoming more abstract. The problem of increasing plurality is not only an American one. It is also presented in Italy, where civic identity has been centered around a Catholicism that is no longer universal. Perhaps Italy has, in this respect, an American future.

Keywords: Civil, Religion, American, Lessons, Italy

JEL Classification: K40, K33

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew M., The New American Civil Religion: Lesson for Italy (January 29, 2010). George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 861, 2010, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-05, Available at SSRN:

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