The Politics of Heaven

The Politics of Heaven

America in Fearful Times

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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WW Norton
An unsettling account of the events, ideas, and minds behind the nameless political movement that governs America today.

Baker & Taylor
A sobering account of the events, ideas, and beliefs about the role of religion in today's government discusses the pervasiveness of religious doctrine throughout both major parties and in the formulating of key decisions, in a sociopolitical discussion that includes insight into the surge in religious influence after the September 11 attacks.

Norton Pub
The movement transcends political parties, has no formal structure, no acknowledged leaders, and no sworn loyalty except to God, whose will it interprets according to its fears and desires. Yet it is not an abstraction. It elects our presidents and legislatures and informs their decisions while in office.The movement started at the end of World War II when nuclear weapons, the Holocaust, and then the Cold War led to the fear of mass death that infected American views of justice, ethics, and global politics. It gradually replaced the New Deal.As conversations with religious and political leaders, churchgoers, and pollsters make clear, after 9/11 the nation became increasingly pessimistic. Americans more than ever embraced simplistic, self-serving solutions to questions of personal and national destiny.To regain the best in the American character, we must recognize the existence of a new national movement, define it, and learn how it grows. This book is a first step.
An unsettling account of the events, ideas, and minds behind the nameless political movement that governs America today.

Baker
& Taylor

A account of the events, ideas, and beliefs about the role of religion in today's government discusses how, after the September 11th attacks, there is a more glaring pervasiveness of religious doctrine throughout both major parties and in the formulating of key political decisions.

Publisher: New York : Norton & Co., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0393059634 (hardcover)
9780393059632 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 973.93 SHO
Characteristics: ix, 371 p. ; 25 cm

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