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American Religious Democracy

Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics

by Bruce Ledewitz

  • 303 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Socialissues,
  • Religion, Politics & State,
  • Religion / General,
  • General,
  • Church and state,
  • Religion and politics,
  • Religion and state,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10289910M
    ISBN 100275994600
    ISBN 109780275994600

    Written with the student in mind, America's Religious History offers an up-to-date, narrative introduction useful for undergraduate and graduate-level courses on American religion. General listeners wanting to better understand the religious background of American life and politics will also enjoy its engaging and insightful overview. This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson interprets multiple periods of.

    American religion, humility, and democracy. Americans have increasingly sorted ourselves into different camps—we live, work, eat, socialize, pray, read, and talk with others who share many of our experiences and viewpoints. Some religious communities have contributed to this crisis of arrogance, encouraging their flocks to enter public. Editor’s note: We are making “American Democracy and the Vatican: Population Growth and National Security” by our Chairman Dr. Stephen D. Mumford freely available to download. The book is as relevant and revealing today as it was when it was first published in Authors of Healing the Planet Ann and Paul Ehrlich write of the book: “Stephen Mumford dares to expose a largely secret.

    Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and the American Democracy argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system. What makes the U.S. government uniquely American? Learn about the separation of powers and the institutions and practices that constitute U.S. democracy. The structure of the U.S. government is defined by the Constitution, but the ways in which institutions and officials meet the requirements of the Constitution are open to interpretation.


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American Religious Democracy by Bruce Ledewitz Download PDF EPUB FB2

"American Religious Democracy: Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics announces that the wall between church and state has crumbled--but also that a religious component of politics is good for us." - Pittsburgh City Paper "The most attractive features of this book are its honesty and its professionalism.

Ledewitz hints at his opinion Cited by: 2. American Religious Democracy argues that this position, although understandable, is misguided. American political life after the Presidential election is best understood as a religious democracy, though not of a fundamentalist variety.

A "powerful text" (Tavis Smiley) about how religion drove the fight for social justice in modern America. American Prophets sheds critical new light on the lives and thought of seven major prophetic figures in twentieth-century America whose social activism was motivated by a deeply felt compassion for those suffering injustice.

In this compelling and provocative book, acclaimed religious /5(14). "Kosek's collection breaks new ground in tying U.S. spiritual diversity to the swirl of American politics. From the 17th century to the 21st, the book captures the quest to infuse public life with religious energy while shielding it from religious control.

How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy. In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and tested the limits of religious freedom. Notably, Alexis de Tocqueville, the early 19th century French political thinker, discussed at length the outsized role religion played in American society in his famous book, “Democracy in America.”Author: Dalia Fahmy.

Tocqueville began with a shocker: That the first political institution of American democracy is religion. His thesis went something like this: The premises of secular materialism do not sustain democracy, but undermine it, while the premises of Judaism and Christianity include and by inductive experience lead to democracy, uplift it, carry it.

Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not so, Tisa Wenger contends in this sweeping and brilliantly argued book. Throughout our history, the Religious Left has embodied and championed the progressive values at the heart of American democracy—abolition, labor reform, civil rights, environmental preservation.

Drawing on his years of reporting, Jenkins examines the re-emergence of progressive faith-based activism, detailing its origins and contrasting its.

The guarantee of religious freedom was one of the fundamental precepts upon which the American democracy was founded. In the 21st century, we need to add a new precept to the list. That precept is the guarantee of freedom from religious interference in the core processes of our democracy.

A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from.

This epic list of 50 must-read books about American politics explores topics from a broad range of voices and perspectives, from feminism to fascism, parties to polling, and tribalism to globalism. These 50 best books should help you get up to speed with American politics.

The ALL NEW Don’t Think of Author: Sarah S. Davis. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an interesting, insightful, enlightening and eye-opening book on the issues it threatened to discuss and dissect, including American polity, issues relating to Africa-Americans, and the rampant racial discrimination widely prevalent in the country/5.

This book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of American democracy. Stewart details how the religious right (with money from reactionary plutocrats) is seeking to gain control of both federal and state governments to create a theocratic form of government based upon their own narrow (and false) reading of the Bible/5.

For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left This is the America that the lawyer and writer Asma T.

Uddin is most concerned with in her book “When Islam. Tocqueville opens Democracy in America by reminding us of something that we now tend to forget: The freedom we cherish rests upon religious.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2), by Alexis de Toqueville This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Book Two: Influence Of Democracy On Progress Of Opinion. De Tocqueville's Preface To The Second Part.

Religious institutions have remained. “Judeo-Christian” is a remarkably easy term to look right through. Judaism and Christianity obviously share tenets, texts, and beliefs that have strongly influenced American democracy.

In this ambitious book, however, K. Healan Gaston challenges the myth of a monolithic Judeo-Christian America. She demonstrates that the idea is not only a recent and deliberate construct, but also a.

With both eyes open, Stout displays both the serious challenges facing democracy in America (including the new religious traditionalists) and the resources for strengthening it (including feminist and African-American religious critics, as well as the American pragmatist tradition).

This book should be taught alongside Rawls in law schools and Released on: J The most significant, public religious issue confronting America is the relationship between Church and State. Secular opinion holds that the rise of religion in the. Religious education and American democracy.

Boston, Chicago, Pilgrim Press [©] (OCoLC) Online version: Athearn, Walter S. (Walter Scott), Religious education and American democracy. Boston, Chicago, Pilgrim Press [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Walter S Athearn.Alexis de Tocqueville was the French author of Democracy in America (), perhaps the best, and certainly the most widely-quoted book ever written about the United was unusual for his time in many ways.

One way in which he stood out in nineteenth .An enlightening look at the surprising connections between spirituality and progressive thought in the United States. Religious liberalism in America is often associated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment.

This book, however, draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America’s religious movements.