God and Country: America in Red and Blue

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - History - 254 pages
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Americans increasingly think in terms of red and blue. God and Country examines the religious roots of these cultural divisions in American political life. But instead of pitting a people of faith against a secular humanist elite, God and Country helps Americans understand the religious differences that divide, appreciate the public agreements that allow us to live with religious differences, evaluate how existing democratic processes alleviate divisions, and identify ways Americans can agree to disagree.
  

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Informative exploration of the effect of religious beliefs on American public policy. I learned a great deal about the history of religion in the United States and the difference between our country's ... Read full review

Contents

Habits of theMindThinking in Red and Blue
1
Americas Religious Roots
21
A New Paradigm
37
Conflict and Change
57
The Culture War Considered
83
The Usual Suspects
105
Religion Wealth and Poverty
125
Religion Science and the Environment
147
Sin and Crime
163
God and Country Us and Them
181
Living Together
209
Bibliography
233
Index
247
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Sheila Kennedy (J.D. Indiana University School of Law) is Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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