Faith, Freedom and the Future: Religion in American Political Culture / Edition 144

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No subject arouses more passionate controversy than faith and freedom. From the rise of Islam and terrorism to the demise of America's religious traditions, these issues cut to the heart and soul of America and her position in the world. In Faith, Freedom, and the Future renowned scholars discuss the ever-changing relationship between religion and politics. Addressing the issues from a wide variety of perspectives, this work is essential reading for all interested in exploring the role of faith in public institutions.

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Editorial Reviews

A clear and concise review of historic and contemporary issues arising from the nexus of religion and politics. Recommended.
Religion & Liberty
This collection is an excellent primer for jogging important discussion about how Christians should endeavor to retain or reclaim their position as prominent, competent, and credible critics of the contemporary culture.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
This volume is a great place to turn for a concise argument for Christian engagement with the intellect and politics, or Noll's latest thoughts about the prospects for an evangelical mind.
Gary L. Gregg II
For those of us concerned with the relationship of religion to public policy, Chuck Dunn has collected an All-Star team of scholars to discuss the central issues of faith and freedom. A welcome and timely contribution.
Corwin E. Smidt
Thoughtful and provocative essays on aspects of the relationship between the Christian faith and public life. I particularly appreciated the authors efforts to sketch, based on previous and current patterns, its possible interplay in the future.
Mark J. Rozell
A very timely and high quality collection of essays by some of the leading thinkers grappling with issues of faith and freedom. In our troubled times, students, scholars, and laypersons alike can benefit from the thoughtful reflections contained in these essays.
Laura R. Olson
This valuable collection of pieces by leading public intellectuals will be sure to stimulate further debate about the appropriate relationship between organized religion and the state in the United States.
A clear and concise review of historic and contemporary issues arising from the nexus of religion and politics. Recommended.
Paul Weber
I found this book a most thought-provoking set of essays; better yet, a discussion-provoking set. The list of authors is impressive and their ideas fresh. I don't agree with all of them, of course, but the ideas are cogently argued with wit and wisdom
Journal Of Interdisciplinary Studies
This volume is a great place to turn for a concise argument for Christian engagement with the intellect and politics, or Noll's latest thoughts about the prospects for an evangelical mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742523302
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Dunn is dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College and author of ten books, including The Scarlet Thread of Scandal: Morality and the American Presidency, The Conservative Tradition in America, and The Future of the American Presidency.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: The Kaleidoscopic Dynamics of Faith and Freedom Chapter 3 Christianity and History Chapter 4 How the Religious Past Frames America's Future Chapter 5 Christophobia and the American Future Chapter 6 Ideas that Bring Down Empires: An Evangelical Case for Scholarship Chapter 7 When Faith Meets Politics: What Does It Mean to Take Washington, D.C., Seriously? Chapter 8 Reason, Freedom, and the Rule of Law: The Political Significance of Man's Spiritual Powers Chapter 9 Darwin's Black Box Chapter 10 And the Wall Came Tumbling Down: Pope John Paul II and the Collapse of Communism Chapter 11 Selected Bibliography

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