God's Name in Vain by Stephen L. Carter
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God's Name in Vain
By Stephen L. Carter

God's Name in Vain

The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics New edition

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God's Name in Vain by Stephen L. Carter

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In this sequel to his best-selling The Culture of Disbelief, Stephen Carter redefines the role of religion in cultural politics, mapping out politics' involvement with religion from freeze-out to overzealous embrace.. Stephen Carter argues that American politics is unimaginable without America's religious voice. Using contemporary and historical examples, from abolitionist sermons to presidential candidates' confessions, he illustrates ways in which religion and politics do and do not mesh well and ways in which spiritual perspectives might make vital contributions to our national debates. He also warns us of the importance of setting out some sensible limits, so that religious institutions do not allow themselves to be seduced by the lure of temporal power, and offers strong examples of principled and prophetic religious activism for those who choose their God before their country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465008872
ISBN-10: 0465008879
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen L. Carter

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Culture of Disbelief, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Integrity, and Civility. He is a leading public intellectual who appears regularly on national television and radio, and his writings have appeared in major national magazines and newspapers. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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