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The Resource Christian : the politics of a word in America, Matthew Bowman

Christian : the politics of a word in America, Matthew Bowman

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Christian : the politics of a word in America
Title
Christian
Title remainder
the politics of a word in America
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Bowman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States. But what may be even more remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions. Matthew Bowman delves into the ongoing struggle over the potent word "Christian," not merely to settle theological disputes but to discover its centrality to American politics. As Christian: The Politics of a Word in America shows, for many American Christians, concepts like liberty and equality are rooted in the transcendent claims about human nature that Christianity offers. Democracy, equality under the law, and other basic principles of American government are seen to depend upon the Christian faith's sustenance and support. Yet despite this presumed consensus, differing Christian beliefs have led to dispute and disagreement about what American society and government should look like. While many white American Protestants associate Christianity with Western Euro-American civilization, individual liberty, and an affirmation of capitalism, other American Christians have long rejected those assumptions. They maintain that Christian principles demand political programs as wide-ranging as economic communalism, international cooperation, racial egalitarianism, and social justice. The varieties of American Christian experience speak to an essentially contested concept of political rights and wrongs. Though diverse Christian faiths espouse political visions, Christian politics defy clear definition, Bowman writes. Rather, they can be seen as a rich and varied collection of beliefs about the interrelationships of divinity, human nature, and civic life that engage and divide the nation's Christian communities and politics alike.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowman, Matthew Burton
Dewey number
261.70973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
B6675 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
Label
Christian : the politics of a word in America, Matthew Bowman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references (pages 229-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reconstruction, spiritualism, and the beginnings of an argument -- The Great War and the creation of Western civilization -- Howard University and an African American challenge to Western civilization -- Searching for a communal Catholic Christianity in the Great Depression -- The anxiety of Christian anticommunism -- The global Christianity of the black freedom movement, 1954-1974 -- Cult and countercult -- Civil religion, the religious right, and the fracturing of Christian republicanism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780674737631
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017045116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002830223
  • (OCoLC)on1002830223
  • 2675277
Label
Christian : the politics of a word in America, Matthew Bowman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references (pages 229-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reconstruction, spiritualism, and the beginnings of an argument -- The Great War and the creation of Western civilization -- Howard University and an African American challenge to Western civilization -- Searching for a communal Catholic Christianity in the Great Depression -- The anxiety of Christian anticommunism -- The global Christianity of the black freedom movement, 1954-1974 -- Cult and countercult -- Civil religion, the religious right, and the fracturing of Christian republicanism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780674737631
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017045116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002830223
  • (OCoLC)on1002830223
  • 2675277

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