America's Religious Wars : The Embattled Heart of Our Public Life / Kathleen M. Sands.
- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
1 online resource (288 pages) : 14 b-w illustrations.
- Religion and politics -- United States.
- In English.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- How American conflicts about religion have always symbolized our foundational political values When Americans fight about "religion," we are also fighting about our conflicting identities, interests, and commitments. Religion-talk has been a ready vehicle for these conflicts because it is built on enduring contradictions within our core political values. The Constitution treats religion as something to be confined behind a wall, but in public communications, the Framers treated religion as the foundation of the American republic. Ever since, Americans have translated disagreements on many other issues into an endless debate about the role of religion in our public life. Built around a set of compelling narratives-George Washington's battle with Quaker pacifists; the fight of Mormons and Catholics for equality with Protestants; Teddy Roosevelt's concept of land versus the Lakota's concept; the creation-evolution controversy; and the struggle over sexuality-this book shows how religion, throughout American history, has symbolized, but never resolved, our deepest political questions.
Introduction: Check Your Baggage Here
Part I. Genealogies of Religion
Part II. Religion against Religion
Part III. The Religious against the Secular
Conclusion: Heart Conditions
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
- De Gruyter.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780300245370 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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