The Religion of Democracy

The Religion of Democracy

Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition

Book - 2015
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Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly understood. American democracy was intended by its creators to be more than just a political system, and in this book, historian Amy Kittelstrom shows how religion and democracy have worked together as universal ideals in American culture--and as guides to moral action and the social practice of treating one another as equals who deserve to be free.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781594204852
1594204853
Characteristics: 432 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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