Head and Heart: A History of Christianity in America

Head and Heart: A History of Christianity in America

by Garry Wills
     
 

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Gary Wills has won significant acclaim for his bestselling works of religion and history. Here, for the first time, he combines both disciplines in a sweeping examination of Christianity in America throughout the last 400 years. Wills argues that the struggle now-as throughout our nation's history-is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion, enlightenment

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Gary Wills has won significant acclaim for his bestselling works of religion and history. Here, for the first time, he combines both disciplines in a sweeping examination of Christianity in America throughout the last 400 years. Wills argues that the struggle now-as throughout our nation's history-is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion, enlightenment and Evangelism. A landmark volume for anyone interested in either politics or religion, Head and Heart concludes that, while religion is a fertile and enduring force in American politics, the tension between the two is necessary, inevitable, and unending.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
A major contribution to the national debate over separation of church and state.
The New York Times Book Review
Challenge[s] the conventional wisdom on many issues while synthesizing much of the finest recent scholarship.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143114079
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
1,480,863
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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