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The Resource America's religious wars : the embattled heart of our public life, Kathleen M. Sands

America's religious wars : the embattled heart of our public life, Kathleen M. Sands

Label
America's religious wars : the embattled heart of our public life
Title
America's religious wars
Title remainder
the embattled heart of our public life
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen M. Sands
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Americans fight about "religion," we are also fighting about our conflicting identities, interests, and commitments. Religion-talk has been a ready vehicle for these conflicts because it is built on enduring contradictions within our core political values. The Constitution treats religion as something to be confined behind a wall, but in public communications, the Framers treated religion as the foundation of the American republic. Ever since, Americans have translated disagreements on many other issues into an endless debate about the role of religion in our public life. Built around a set of compelling narratives-George Washington's battle with Quaker pacifists; the fight of Mormons and Catholics for equality with Protestants; Teddy Roosevelt's concept of land versus the Lakota's concept; the creation-evolution controversy; and the struggle over sexuality-this book shows how religion, throughout American history, has symbolized, but never resolved, our deepest political questions
Cataloging source
YDX
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1954-
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Sands, Kathleen M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
S26 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
Label
America's religious wars : the embattled heart of our public life, Kathleen M. Sands
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion as we know it : the career of a contradiction -- Walls and foundations : Washington, Jefferson, and religious double-talk -- Protestants, Catholics, and Mormons : religion and the struggle for citizenship -- Nicholas Black Elk and Theodore Roosevelt : religion and the fight for land -- Creationists and evolutionists : religion and the question of human origins -- Religion, race, and science : the battle over sexuality -- Conclusion : heart conditions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780300213867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264529
Label
America's religious wars : the embattled heart of our public life, Kathleen M. Sands
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion as we know it : the career of a contradiction -- Walls and foundations : Washington, Jefferson, and religious double-talk -- Protestants, Catholics, and Mormons : religion and the struggle for citizenship -- Nicholas Black Elk and Theodore Roosevelt : religion and the fight for land -- Creationists and evolutionists : religion and the question of human origins -- Religion, race, and science : the battle over sexuality -- Conclusion : heart conditions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780300213867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264529

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