More theorizing about the Episcopalian pathology, which is the same as the pathology of mainline religion today: Griswold’s Sermon is Revival of Gnosticism. What the writer means is that the religion that has become dominant among leading Episcopalians and many others has to do with acquiring a higher consciousness that dissolves all oppositions, including sexual and moral oppositions. It’s “gnostic” in the sense of proposing salvation through a previously-hidden knowledge (gnosis) that enables one to connect to a deep holy self that transcends all categories. The writer picks up Harold Bloom’s notion that there’s something peculiarly American about that religion, but also cites Swiss big cheese Carl Jung as a forerunner. In any event, the gospel of radical inclusion is widespread throughout the West, within Christian circles and without, so it can’t be tied to a specifically American tradition of thought even though ditzes like Griswold may be close to the leading edge.