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Christianity and American democracy

Author: Hugh Heclo; Mary Jo Bane; Michael Kazin; Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2007]
Series: Alexis de Tocqueville lectures on American politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other over the years, and how their relationship is changing in the present day. Responding to his challenging argument, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, and Alan Wolfe criticize, qualify, and amend it. The result is a lively debate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heclo, Hugh.
Christianity and American democracy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)451200364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Heclo; Mary Jo Bane; Michael Kazin; Alan Wolfe
ISBN: 9780674027053 0674027051 0674032306 9780674032309
OCLC Number: 451200364
Awards: Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2008
Nominated for Lawrence W. Levine Award 2008
Nominated for J. David Greenstone Book Prize 2008
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2008
Nominated for Hubert Morken Award 2009
Nominated for David and Elaine Spitz Prize 2009
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 299 pages)
Contents: Christianity and democracy in America / Hugh Heclo --
Democracy and Catholic Christianity in America / Mary Jo Bane --
Pluralism is hard work, and the work is never done / Michael Kazin --
Whose Christianity? Whose Democracy? / Alan Wolfe --
Reconsidering Christianity and American democracy / Hugh Heclo.
Series Title: Alexis de Tocqueville lectures on American politics.
Responsibility: Hugh Heclo ; with responses by Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, Alan Wolfe.

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Hugh Heclo proposes that Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. Responding to his challenging argument, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, and Alan Wolfe  Read more...

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