Reaping the Whirlwind: Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis / Edition 2

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About the Author:
John R. Pottenger is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589011694
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Religion and Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Pottenger is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the author of The Political Theory of Liberation Theology.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Religion and Politics     7
Mixing Religion and Politics: The Case of the Ten Commandments     11
Religion, History, and Logic: The Genetic Fallacy     32
The Foundation and Structure of the Modern State     45
Axes of History: Abandoning the Universal Christian Commonwealth     47
The Religious Axis: Rationality, Conscience, and Liberty     67
Constitutional Protection: America, Religious Liberty, and the Factional Imperative     92
Challengers to Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis     123
Mormons and Evangelicals: Uneasy Coalitions in the Public Square     127
Liberation Theology's Methodological Insurgency: Confronting Liberal Democracy     157
Islam and the State: Modifying Liberal Democracy     184
Christian Reconstructionism: Defying the Religious Axis     208
Conclusion     241
The End of Civil Society     243
Notes     261
Bibliography     301
Index     325
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