One Nation under God?: Religion and American Culture

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One Nation Under God? is a remarkable consideration of how religion manifests itself in America today.

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Marjorie Garber is the William R Kenan, Jr Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard University. Her most recent book is Symptoms of Culture (Routledge 1998). Rebecca L. Walkowitz is completing her Ph.D. at Harvard and has most recently coedited, with Paul B. Franklin and Marjorie Garber, Field Work: Sites in Literary and Cultural Studies (Routledge 1996). Together they edit the series CultureWork, in which this volume appears.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Civility
1 The Multireligious Public Square 3
2 Civic Religion and the First Amendment 21
3 Jewish Denominationalism Meets the Open Society 32
4 The Cloistered Closet 60
5 What's Derrida Got to do with Jesus? 76
Law
6 Getting Religion 101
7 Losing Faith in the Secular and the Culture of International Governance 115
8 Islamic Law and Muslim Women in America 128
Practice
9 Yom Hashoah in the Capital Rotunda 145
10 "Plenty Good Room ..." in a Changing Black Church 161
11 Cremation American Style 184
12 From Monticello to Graceland 208
13 Practicing Christian Rock 221
Conversion
14 Mormonism and other Narratives of the Living Dead 235
15 American Heritage 258
16 Two-Point Conversion 280
Contributors' Notes 312
Index 316
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