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God in the White House, a history : how faith shaped the presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

Author: Randall Herbert Balmer
Publisher: New York : Harper San Francisco, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the role of religion in the White House throughout the past half century considers the faiths of its presidents, in an account that explains how religion both reflected and influenced each leader's personal life, policies, and campaigns.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Herbert Balmer
ISBN: 9780060734053 0060734051
OCLC Number: 156814763
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Protestant underworld : John F. Kennedy and the "religious issue" --
Do unto others : Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the improbably presidency of Gerald R. Ford --
Born again: Jimmy Carter, redeemer president, and the rise of the religious right --
Listing right : Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and the "evil empire" --
Dualistic discourse : the Clinton interregnum and Bush redux --
Cheap grace : piety and the presidency --
John F. Kennedy in Houston, Texas --
Lyndon Johnson and the great society --
Gerald Ford's preemptive pardon of Nixon --
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of confidence" speech --
Ronald Reagan's "Statue of Liberty" speech --
Bill Clinton on Billy Graham --
George W. Bush on September 11, 2001.
Responsibility: Randall Balmer.

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A history of the role of religion in the White House throughout the past half century considers the faiths of its presidents, in an account that explains how religion both reflected and influenced each leader's personal life, policies, and campaigns.

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