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Religion in American Politics A Short History

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ISBN-10: 0691146136

ISBN-13: 9780691146133

Edition: 2008

Authors: Frank Lambert

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The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention blocked the establishment of Christianity as a national religion. But they could not keep religion out of American politics. From the election of 1800, when Federalist clergymen charged that deist Thomas Jefferson was unfit to lead a "Christian nation," to today, when some Democrats want to embrace the so-called Religious Left in order to compete with the Republicans and the Religious Right, religion has always been part of American politics. InReligion in American Politics, Frank Lambert tells the fascinating story of the uneasy relations between religion and politics from the founding to the twenty-first century. Lambert examines how…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Providential and Secular America: Founding the Republic
Elusive Protestant Unity: Sunday Mails, Catholic Immigration, and Sectional Division
The "Gospel of Wealth" and the "Social Gospel": Industrialization and the Rise of Corporate America
Faith and Science: The Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy
Religious and Political Liberalism: The Rise of Big Government from the New Deal to the Cold War
Civil Rights as a Religious Movement: Politics in the Streets
The Rise of the "Religious Right": The Reagan Revolution and the "Moral Majority"
Reemergence of the "Religious Left"? America's Culture War in the Early Twenty-first Century
Notes
Index