RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61353167 LA English T1 Our endangered values : America's moral crisis A1 Carter, Jimmy,, PB Simon & Schuster PP New York YR 2005 SN 9780743284578 0743284577 9780739461709 0739461702 9781419362781 141936278X 0743285018 9780743285018 AB President Carter has written importantly about his spiritual life and faith. In this book, he offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred. He reacts to some trends involving both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined, and including some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day--frequently encapsulated under "moral values." They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. Sustained by his faith, Carter assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal but balanced and courageous way.--From publisher description.