Can a Protestant be a conservative? Not the Rush Limbaugh/George W. Bush kind of conservative but an authentic, thoughtful traditionalist conservative. The kind of conservative that would bear a Russell Kirk seal of authenticity?
Before you simply write off the question as silly, please consider the big picture. Consider the results of the Protestant Reformation from a political/cultural standpoint. Whatever Luther or Calvin may have intended, the result was the fracturing of Christendom and the rise modernist nation-state and the secularization of the culture. Conservative Roman Catholic apologists never tire of pointing out the cultural tragedy of the Reformation. How do we respond?
Having spent a great deal of time thinking about the problem, I wish to start outlining my conclusions. I will do so in separate posts. However, please take this as an opportunity to address the question for yourself and let me know what you think.