Greeley’s analysis of the nascent post-secular turn shared important
features with the work of the post-war Jewish thinker Will Herberg. A former Marxist,
Herberg spent the 1940s and most of the 1950s in the orbit of the Protestant theologian and
ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr before ending up as the religion editor of WilliamF. Buckley,
Jr’s conservative National Review . Through those years, he worked to bring
themes from Niebuhr’s writings into American Jewish thought, while adding the
existentialist tenor of figures such
–52; Backhouse, Founder of Modern Economics.
WilliamF. Buckley, God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of
‘Academic Freedom’ (Washington, DC: Gateway Regnery, 2002). The first
edition was 1951. The textbooks he attacked included those by Morgan, Tarshis and
Samuelson. He also attacked teachers in other disciplines, including sociology, for failing
to promote traditional Christianity.
Ibid., p. 101