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The pro & con book of religious America : a bicentennial argument

Author: Martin E Marty
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Word Books, [1975]
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Marty, Martin E., 1928-
Pro & con book of religious America.
Waco, Tex. : Word Books, [1975]
(OCoLC)654262466
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E Marty
OCLC Number: 1365929
Description: 143, 149 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pro. pt. 1. The American spirit. A spiritual society --
Historical awareness --
The spirit of community --
An international ethos --
pt. 2. The American people. Religiously tolerant tribes --
A promised land for all races --
An expressive laity --
The progressive liberation of women --
pt. 3. The American experience. The humanitarian impulse --
Theology interpreting experience --
The creativity of ethics and morals --
The opportunity for prophecy --
Epilogue: Turning pro to con --
Con. pt. 1. The American spirit. A materialistic society --
Amnesia and present-mindedness --
The lonely individualist --
Provincialism and nationalism --
pt. 2. The American people. The religiously prejudiced people --
A racist nation --
Enduring clericalism --
Male-dominated religion and society --
pt. 3. The American experience. The self-seekers in religion --
Experience without interpretation --
Religion without demands --
Worship of the status quo --
Epilogue: Turning con to pro.
Responsibility: Martin E. Marty.

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