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Americans increasingly think in terms of red and blue. God and Country examines the religious roots of these cultural divisions in American political life. But instead of pitting a people of faith against a secular humanist elite, God and Country helps Americans understand the religious differences that divide, appreciate the public agreements that allow us to live with reAmericans increasingly think in terms of red and blue. God and Country examines the religious roots of these cultural divisions in American political life. But instead of pitting a people of faith against a secular humanist elite, God and Country helps Americans understand the religious differences that divide, appreciate the public agreements that allow us to live with religious differences, evaluate how existing democratic processes alleviate divisions, and identify ways Americans can agree to disagree....

Title : God and Country: America in Red and Blue
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ISBN : 9781932792997
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 254 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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God and Country: America in Red and Blue Reviews

  • Diane
    2019-02-22 08:52

    This book looks at how liberal and conservative Americans view religion and politics. The author uses American religious history to explain the differences. While an interesting topic, I was disappointed in how the author handled it.The historical part of the book, while interesting, did not provide any insights that are not available elsewhere. The author did not do a good job of explaining why certain parts of the country appear to have moved from one camp to the other (for example, why has New England, the home of the Puritans, become the most religiously liberal region of the country in the past century?). The book ends with the author's proposals for bringing together religious and non-religious Americans, but I felt that essentially she argued for a capitulation from the religious side.

  • Polly
    2019-02-19 08:33

    Informative exploration of the effect of religious beliefs on American public policy. I learned a great deal about the history of religion in the United States and the difference between our country's "Planting Fathers" and "Founding Fathers" - an important distinction to understand for anyone who is paying attention to the debate over whether our country was founded on Christian tenets.