A free downloadable pdf chapter from the book “The Anonymous God: The Church Confronts Civil Religion And American Society” is available at: http://www.cph.org/pdf/124257.pdf. The chapter is “Polytheism: The New Face of American Civil Religion”
The history of Civil Religion in our country is fascinating. I’m not done reading it yet, but so far I highly highly recommend it. It really explains how religion was followed by our country in the years when America was founded.
After reading this chapter, I may end up buying the book.