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George W. Bush

For better or worse, accurately or not, George W. Bush became the face of American evangelical Christianity during his eight-year presidency. From his campaign debate statement that Jesus was the philosopher he identified with the most “because he changed my heart” to his claim that he had “more of a theological perspective” on the Iraq War, Bush’s faith and religious remarks are still discussed at length by pundits and believers alike.

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    • Bringing Africa back to life: The legacy of George W. Bush
      At home, there’s still no consensus about the 2001-09 record of George W. Bush, with its wars and economic turmoil. In Africa, he’s a hero. (The Dallas Morning News)
    • Column: Rick Perry is no George W. Bush
      While both are men of genuine faith, Perry (life-long evangelical) is going to be more overtly Christian in his faith statements than the former president, who became a Methodist but was raised by New England Episcopalians. (Richard Land, USA Today)

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