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Religion in America : a political history

Author: Denis Lacorne
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Series: Religion, culture, and public life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Lacorne
ISBN: 9780231151009 0231151004
OCLC Number: 693812399
Description: xx, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: America, the land of religious utopias --
The rehabilitation of the Puritans --
Evangelical awakenings --
The Bible wars --
Religion, race, and national identity --
A godless America --
The rise of the religious right --
The wall of separation between church and state --
Epilogue: Obama's faith-friendly secularism.
Series Title: Religion, culture, and public life.
Other Titles: De la religion en Amérique.
Responsibility: Denis Lacorne ; translated by George Holoch.

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French political scientist Denis Acorne examines the complex relationship between religion and politics in the United States.  Read more...

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