Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Social Science - 212 pages
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In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter describes quite personally his own involvement and reactions to some disturbing societal trends that have taken place during the past few years. These changes involve both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined, and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day - frequently encapsulated under 'moral values'.

Many of these matters are under fierce debate, and include pre-emptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the welding of religion and politics. Carter, sustained by his own lifelong faith, assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal, but balanced and courageous way. Our Endangered Values is a book that his millions of readers have eagerly awaited.

  

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User Review  - Julie Connor - Goodreads

Jimmy Carter, brilliant social justice advocate, insists that our vision, mission, and core values as a nation - and as individuals - are a reflection of our core values. He encourages readers to examine ourselves, our own biases, and tackles touch social issues with searing honesty and grace. Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie Curtis - Goodreads

Although dated, this book was very good. It made me think. There are already some terrific book reviews so all I'm going to say is that I highly recommend this book! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Americas Common Beliefs and Strong Differences
7
My Traditional Christian Faith
16
The Rise of Religious Fundamentalism
30
Growing Conflicts Among Religious People
36
No Conflict Between Science and Religion
47
The Entwining of Church and State
53
Sins of Divorce and Homosexuality
65
Fundamentalism in Government
94
The Distortion of American Foreign Policy
102
Attacking Terrorism Not Human Rights?
116
Protecting Our Arsenals
134
Worshiping the Prince of Peace
146
Where Are the Major Threats
164
The Worlds Greatest Challenge
178
What Is a Superpower?
198

Would Jesus Approve Abortions
71
Must Women Be Subservient?
86

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About the author (2005)

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946, and spent seven years as an officer in the Navy. When his term was over, Carter returned to Plains and began his career in politics at the state level in 1962. In 1970, he was elected Governor of Georgia and eight years later announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Carter campaigned against Gerald Ford and eventually won with 297 electoral votes, becoming the 39th President of the United States. As President, Carter established a National Energy Policy, expanded the National Park System and created the Department of Education. He was also instrumental in the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which helped to bring peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiations of the SALT II Nuclear Limitations Treaty with the Soviet Union. Upon completion of his term as President, he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict and to enhance freedom and democracy around the world. Carter also actively supports Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps to build homes for those in need. In 2002, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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