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Religion in the age of Obama

Author: Juan Marcial Floyd-Thomas
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Religion in the age of Obama.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
(DLC) 2018009623
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Marcial Floyd-Thomas
ISBN: 9781350041066 1350041068 9781350041059 135004105X
OCLC Number: 1038035655
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Writing the story; Obama and religion; Faithfulness; What this volume offers; Structure; Part 1 Faith in Public; Chapter 1 Religion (and Race) Problems on the Way to the White House: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's "Faith" Speeches; Religion problems on the way to the White House; When religion problems are race problems, too: Barack Obama; When religion problems are race problems, too: Mitt Romney; Faith in America"; "A More Perfect Union"; Conclusion: When one religion problem becomes another Chapter 2 Political Spirituality, or the Oprahfication of ObamaChapter 3 A Muslim in the White House? Race, Islam, and the Presidency of Barack Obama; "Assalaamu alaykum": The Cairo speech; War on terror, war on Islam?; Racializing Islam; Obama and the black Muslims; Global responses to Obama; Conclusion: The longue durée of the "Muslim Enemy"; Chapter 4 Toward a "Culture of Mercy": Augustine, Pope Francis, and the Transformation of Moral Imagination; Misericordia et Misera: Augustine's Commentary on the Gospel of John, 33; Plea deals and the woman accused of adultery Part 2 The Politics of Moral VisionChapter 5 The Welfare of Faith; Chapter 6 The Mystification of Capitalism and the Misdirection of White Anger; The mystification of capitalism; Mystification deflects attention from the crisis of capitalism; How Trump exploited the mystified sensibilities of white America; The moral crisis of capitalism; Chapter 7 Costs of Corporate Conscience: How Women, Queers, and People of Color Are Paying for Hobby Lobby's Sincerely Held Beliefs; How much free exercise cost?Religious conscience and the Sherbert Test; Conscience versus contraception The cost of Christian conscience: Who pays and howBeyond Burwell; Chapter 8 Black Prophetic Discourse and Just War Theory in the Age of Obama; "Fighting for the Juster Cause": The roots of the just war theory; "Acknowledging the hard truth": Barack Obama's Niebuhrian geopolitics; "It's in the Bible": Jeremiah Wright's condemnation of the American empire; "My problem is I'm peaceful": Lupe Fiasco and prophetic Islamic hip-hop; Conclusion; Part 3 On Race/ing Belief; Chapter 9 When White Is the "New Black": Religious Populism in the Age of Obama; A brief historical view: The problem of whiteness White populism redefinedThe wages of whiteness in the era of Obama?; Combating a white populist imagination; Conclusion; Chapter 10 In the Wake of Obama's Hope: Thoughts on Black Lives Matter, Moralism, and Re-imaging Race Struggle; Obama and the failed attack on racial disregard; Black Lives Matter; Situating Black Lives Matter; Chapter 11 Deporter-in-Chief: Why Reject Christian Hospitality?; A shameful legacy?; Why they come?; Rejecting hospitality; Final judgment; Chapter 12 "Now. Next." Confronting the Past and Shaping the Future; Election disparities; History and ongoing costs of racism
Responsibility: edited by Juan M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn.

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