In his voluminous but remarkably consistent writings, Neuhaus has sought nothing less than to reverse the fortunes of traditionalist religion in modern America–to teach conservative Christians how to place liberal modernity, once and for all, on the defensive. Any attempt to come to terms with the religious challenge to secular politics in contemporary America must confront Neuhaus’s enormously ambitious and increasingly influential enterprise. ~Damon Linker, The New Republic (registration required)

I haven’t had a chance to look through the entire article, but this claim alone is worth quite a lot more comment. If I have time later today, I’ll add more.