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Title Faith in the new millennium : the future of religion and American politics / edited by Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk.
Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Description xii, 302 pages ; 25 cm
Call # 322.1097 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Politics : -- 1. The founding fathers in modern America / Kate Carté Engel -- 2. Slavery and religion in (not just) a Christian nation / Edward J. Blum -- 3. Religion and the "Outsider" candidates / Charles F. Irons -- 4. African American religious conservatives in the new millennium / Anthea Butler -- 5. Barack Hussein Obama : America's first Muslim president? / Rebecca Anne Goetz -- II. Policy : -- 6. From drone war to Indian war : protecting (and liberating) innocent women and children / Jennifer Graber -- 7. Crude awakenings in the age of oil / Darren Dochuk -- 8. The welfare of faith / Alison Collis Greene -- 9. Latino/a religious communities and immigration in modern America / Arlene Sánchez-Walsh -- 10. Teaching about religion in red-state America / Mark A. Chancey -- 11. America's world mission in the age of Obama / Andrew Preston -- III. Religion : -- 12. Between hope and despair : Obama and evangelical politics / Steven P. Miller -- 13. Secrets and the making of Mormon moments / J. Spencer Fluhman -- 14. Preparing for doomsday / Matthew Avery Sutton -- 15. Rise of the nones / Matthew S. Hedstrom -- 16. The blessings of American pluralism, and those who rail against it / Kevin M. Schultz -- Afterword / Amanda Porterfield.
Summary The Statue of Liberty -- depicted on a roadside billboard -- did not carry her customary torch and tablet. Instead, she shielded her eyes from words that towered beside her, words that highway drivers could not possibly avoid: "We are no longer a Christian nation." Underneath was the name of the man who spoke them, the nation's president, Barack Obama. He had made the original statement -- "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation, at least not just"--Four years earlier. Since then those words had appeared, in one form or another, not just on billboards but in a host of other venues, a visible symbol of America's divide over religion and politics. In Faith in the New Millennium, a group of leading historians explores the shifting role of religion in American politics in the age of Obama, shedding new and fascinating light on the interplay of faith and politics. Each of the sixteen contributors examines a contemporary issue, controversy, or policy through a historical lens. In an age of the 24-hour-news-cycle, where complexity is often buried under bluster, these essays make a powerful case for understanding the stories behind the news. They tackle such topics as immigration reform, racial turmoil, drone wars, foreign policy, and the unstoppable rise of social media. Taken together, they reveal how faith is shaping modern America, and how modern America is shaping faith.
Subject Religion and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Obama, Barack -- Political and social views.
Obama, Barack -- Religion.
Obama, Barack. (OCoLC)fst00348231
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Religion and politics. (OCoLC)fst01093842
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Sutton, Matthew Avery, 1975- editor.
Dochuk, Darren, editor.
ISBN 9780199372706 (paperback)
0199372705 (paperback)
9780199372690 (hardcover)
0199372691 (hardcover)
Standard # 40025553142

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