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From the Publisher
"The Battleground series provides references to inform debate on major issues in the US, and the topic of these volumes is the impact of religion on modern social and political issues. Entries present data and summarize positions on such matters as abortion, capitalism and socialism, deep ecology and radical environmentalism, health reform movements,
Nation of Islam, right-wing extremism, same-sex marriage, and vegetarianism as religious witness. They are written by scholars of religion, literature, culture, and other disciplines and by religious practitioners. Extensive topic-specific bibliographies are provided, along with some cross-references. The two volumes are paged and indexed together."
Reference & Research Book News
"The 72 signed entries by scholars in the field provide a brief, middle-of-the-road assessment of each issue. The 'further
reading' lists provide some excellent written and online materials for research at many levels. Cross-references within
some articles are a big help. Material on liberation theology is especially well presented. The general bibliography
could have been more expansive. This set provides good, basic material for a wide range of readers and researchers. . . . Highly recommended."