Illiberalism cannot be reconciled with the core tenets of the faith
A fascinating and thought-provoking essay. Many thanks for publishing it, @TheUnPopulist.
Liberalism arose more as a reaction against rather than as a consequence of orthodox forms of faith as espoused by Luther and Calvin, as I have argued in “Everyone Orthodox to Themselves: John Locke and His American Students on Religion and Liberal Society.”
I'm curious about earlier Protestants - the Moravians - and how they may or may not have contributed. Does anyone know?