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Christians in the American empire : faith and citizenship in the new world order

Author: Vincent D Rougeau
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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What does it mean to be a Christian citizen of the United States today? This book challenges the argument that the United States is a Christian nation, and that the American founding and the American Constitution can be linked to a Christian understanding of the state and society. Vincent Rougeau argues that the United States has become an economic empire of consumer citizens, led by elites who seek to secure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rougeau, Vincent D., 1963-
Christians in the American empire.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008003861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent D Rougeau
ISBN: 9780195188097 0195188098 9780199720071 019972007X 9780199852109 0199852103
OCLC Number: 319510128
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Old-time religion in a free market empire --
Combining faith and reason in the modern world through Catholic social thought --
Justice, community, and solidarity in the American battle over affirmative action --
Enter the poor: American welfare reform, solidarity, and the capability of human flourishing --
Fear of the other --
Christian cosmopolitans in the American empire.
Responsibility: Vincent D. Rougeau.

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What does it mean to be a Christian citizen of the United States today? This book challenges the argument that the United States is a Christian nation, and that the American founding and the American Constitution can be linked to a Christian understanding of the state and society. Vincent Rougeau argues that the United States has become an economic empire of consumer citizens, led by elites who seek to secure American political and economic dominance around the world. Freedom and democracy for the oppressed are the public themes put forward to justify this dominance, but the driving force behi.

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