This response essay complicates Alexander's analysis about the tension between aim of separation and Christian nationalism present in conservative Christian schools, by expanding the concept of religion upon which analysis is founded. Using Bellah's three-part model of religion, the response argues that a religious founding myth—that America is the Kingdom of God—grounds the connection between the aim of separation and Christian nationalism in the curriculum of these schools.
Response to Article
Jeremy Alexander, Democratic Education in Conservative Christian Schools
Joldersma, C. W.
Religion, Christian Nationalism, and Conservative Christian Schools. A Response to "Democratic Education in Conservative Christian Schools".
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 8.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol30/iss2/8