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Christianity and American democracy

Christianity and American democracy

Author: Hugh Heclo; Mary Jo Bane; Michael Kazin; Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Series: Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures on American Politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Heclo; Mary Jo Bane; Michael Kazin; Alan Wolfe
OCLC Number: 851329768
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: IX, 299 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword Theda R. Skocpol 1. Christianity and Democracy in America Hugh Heclo 2. Democracy and Catholic Christianity in America Mary Jo Bane 3. Pluralism Is Hard Work--and the Work Is Never Done Michael Kazin 4. Whose Christianity? Whose Democracy? Alan Wolfe 5. Reconsidering Christianity and American Democracy Hugh Heclo Notes Acknowledgments About the Authors Index
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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In this compelling volume, Hugh Heclo is exceedingly precise on what he takes Christianity and democracy to mean; on what Alexis de Tocqueville thought about the two; and on why he feels the Read more...

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