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by Frank Lambert

  • Author: Frank Lambert
  • ISBN: 0691128332
  • ISBN13: 978-0691128337
  • ePub: 1633 kb | FB2: 1357 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First edition (February 17, 2008)
  • Pages: 296
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 356
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Religion in American Politics: A Short History ePub download

Religion in American Politics is one of those rare scholarly books that actually manage to deliver more than it promises

Religion in American Politics is one of those rare scholarly books that actually manage to deliver more than it promises. -Shawn Francis Peters, Journal of Church and State. Lambert's short history is long on insights into the fraught relationship between religion and politics in American life

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Religion in American Politics. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

In Religion in American Politics, Frank Lambert tells the fascinating story of the uneasy relations between religion and politics from the founding to the twenty-first century

In Religion in American Politics, Frank Lambert tells the fascinating story of the uneasy relations between religion and politics from the founding to the twenty-first century. has, in many ways, realized the founders' fears of religious-political electoral coalitions. In these and other cases, Lambert shows that religion became sectarian and partisan whenever it entered the political fray, and that religious agendas have always mixed with nonreligious ones. Religion in American Politics brings rare historical perspective and insight to a subject that was just as important-and controversial-in 1776 as it is today.

In Religion in American Politics, Frank Lambert tells the fascinating story of the uneasy relations between religion and politics from the founding to the twenty-first century. Religion in American Politicsbrings rare historical perspective and insight to a subject that was just as important-and controversial-in 1776 as it is today. Princeton University Press, 1 февр. The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention blocked the establishment of Christianity as a national religion. But they could not keep religion out of American politics.

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Religion in American Politics brings rare historical perspective and insight to a subject that was just as important-and controversial-in 1776 as it is today.

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention blocked the establishment of Christianity as a national religion  .

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention blocked the establishment of Christianity as a national religion. But they could not keep religion out of American politics. From the election of 1800, when Federalist clergymen charged that deist Thomas Jefferson was unfit to lead a "Christian nation," to today, when some Democrats want to embrace the so-called Religious Left in order to compete with the Republicans and the Religious Right, religion has always been part of American politics. In Religion in American Politics, Frank Lambert tells the fascinating story of the uneasy relations between religion and politics from the founding to the twenty-first century.

Lambert examines how antebellum Protestant unity was challenged by sectionalism as both North and South invoked religious justification; how Andrew Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth" competed with the anticapitalist "Social Gospel" during postwar industrialization; how the civil rights movement was perhaps the most effective religious intervention in politics in American history; and how the alliance between the Republican Party and the Religious Right has, in many ways, realized the founders' fears of religious-political electoral coalitions. In these and other cases, Lambert shows that religion became sectarian and partisan whenever it entered the political fray, and that religious agendas have always mixed with nonreligious ones.

Religion in American Politics brings rare historical perspective and insight to a subject that was just as important--and controversial--in 1776 as it is today.

Precious
"Religion in American Politics" is a well-written and educating history of the arguments over the role of religion in the politics of the United States. The book is tightly written and strays little from its chosen pathway and the chapters can be comfortably read is a single sitting. Thus, one can move through the lessons, era by era and develop a comprehensive picture of our constant discussions over the role of religion in the political life the United States. Three important points stand out: (1) the book documents the fact that the arguments over the place of religion have been with us since the colonization of Americas and likely will remain with us, (2) the impact of religion has risen and fallen through the years, and (3) secularism or the religious left may have great difficulty in providing a strong alternative to the religious right, as their constituents do not share common ground. A thought-provoking trip through the history of the United States.
JoJogar
Living in the 21st century, it is easy to forget how overwhelmingly Protestant the United States was at its beginning. The desire by some believers to declare our country a "Christian" nation has always existed and continues to this day. Frank Lambert has dealt with this particular aspect of our history extremely well.
Malhala
interesting history about a fascinating subject
LadyShlak
This is a very good source to answer questions about the role religion plays in U.S. Politics.
Nkeiy
This was a good book and it came in great condition. Recommend this for anyone who wants to read an interesting historical book.
Mildorah
Religion in American Politics is a disappointing book. It lacks the sharpness and clarity to serve as a good introduction, and lacks the nuance and depth to be of service to anyone familiar with the subject.
Xmatarryto
How can a book about religion and politics only have one short reference about Quakers? No story about how Quakers controlled Pennsylvania and how they all had to quit. No reference to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, which lobbies on Quakers concerns about peace, social justice and prison reform? Only one small reference? And based on the index nothing about pacifism? What kind of book is this?
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