- David Bartlett: It's no surprise presidential candidates are highlighting their faith
- Candidates seem to genuinely believe their religious convictions positively influence their opinions, he says
David L. Bartlett is professor emeritus of Yale Divinity School and professor emeritus of Columbia Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)The U.S. presidential campaign is now in full swing, and along with the various campaign pledges, promises and rhetoric, it has been no surprise to hear plenty of something else: Professions of faith.