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Title American gospel [electronic resource] : God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation / John Meacham.
Author Meacham, Jon.
Publication [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2006.
Time 070530
Description digital stereo
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
System Req Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 101926 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Performer Read by Grover Gardner.
Note Duration: 7:05:30.
Summary In American gospel (literally meaning the "good news about America"), New York times bestselling author Jon Meacham sets the record straight on the history of religion in American public life. As Meacham shows, faith --meaning a belief in a higher power, and the sense that we are God's chosen people--has always been at the heart of our national experience, from Jamestown to the Constitutional Convention to the Civil Rights Movement to September 11th. And yet, first and foremost, America is a nation founded upon the principles of liberty and freedom. Every American is free to exercise his own faith or no faith at all. And so a balance is struck, between public religion and private religion; and religious belief is distinct from morality. As Meacham explains, the well-known "wall" between church and state has always separated private religion from the business of the state, yet religious belief is part of the basic foundation of government. Brilliantly articulating an argument that links the Founding Fathers to an insightful contemporary point of view, American gospel renews our understanding of history, and what public religion has meant in America, so that we can move beyond today's religious and political extremism toward a truer understanding of the place of faith in American society.
Subject United States -- Religion.
United States -- History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Religion and politics -- United States -- History.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History.
National characteristics, American.
Genre Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Books on Tape, Inc.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9781415931158 (OCoLC)64192635
ISBN 9781415953037 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1415953031 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)

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