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Christian : the politics of a word in America

Author: Matthew Burton Bowman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
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Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States. But what may be even more remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions. Matthew Bowman delves into the ongoing struggle over the potent word "Christian," not merely to settle theological disputes but to discover its centrality to American politics. As Christian: The  Read more...
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Bowman, Matthew Burton.
Christian : the politics of a word in America.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, ©2018
304 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Burton Bowman
ISBN: 9780674985759 0674985753
OCLC Number: 1028732019
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Reconstruction, spiritualism, and the beginnings of an argument --
The Great War and the creation of Western civilization --
Howard University and an African American challenge to Western civilization --
Searching for a communal Catholic Christianity in the Great Depression --
The anxiety of Christian anticommunism --
The global Christianity of the black freedom movement, 1954-1974 --
Cult and countercult --
Civil religion, the religious right, and the fracturing of Christian republicanism.
Responsibility: Matthew Bowman.
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Bowman plunges us headlong into the political tensions behind American Christianity...Bowman illustrates through a series of anecdotes that Christianity has had changeable and politically convenient Read more...

 
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