God's Name in Vain
The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics New edition
By (author) Stephen L. Carter
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God's Name in Vain by Stephen L. Carter
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780465008872
(229mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen L. Carter
New England White, Paperback (October 2012)
Stephen Carter takes us back to the New England university town of Elm Harbor where the murder of a renowned African-American economist opens a door on the racial complications of the town's past, on one family's secrets, and on the most hidden and powerful bastions of African-American political influence.
Palace Council, Paperback (April 2009)
It's Summer, 1952. Twenty powerful men gather in secret and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, writer Eddie Wesley leaves a party hosted by affluent and influential members of black society, and discovers a body. The murdered man had an unusual gold cross gripped between his hands.
Dissent of the Governed, Paperback (November 1999)
This text portrays America as dying from a refusal to engage a dialogue, a polity where everybody speaks, but nobody listens. Yet from this ailment the author provides a diagnosis which defends dialogue, negotiating conflict and keeping democracy alive.
Confirmation Mess, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by Stephen L. Carter
"Stephen L. Carter tells what's wrong with our confirmation process, explains how it got that way, and suggests what we can do to fix it. Using the most recent confirmation battles as examples, Carter"
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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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