Religion and the American Presidency / Edition 1by M. Rozell, Raphael Dalleo, Michael A. Genovese
Pub. Date: 06/08/2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
This volume opens a new avenue toward understanding the politics and policies of many US presidents. As the essays in this book reveal, religion has had an enormous impact on many critical presidencies in US history. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, these essays reveal the deeply religious side to Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan, among others.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Religion and the Presidency in Historical Perspective; M.J.Rozell & G.Whitney The Faith of George Washington; G.S.Smith Thomas Jefferson and the Myth of Separation; T.E.Buckley Religion in the Life, Thought, and Presidency of James Madison; V.P.Munoz Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politics; L.E.Morel "We Must Put on the Armor of God:" Harry Truman and the Cold War; E.E.Spalding Dwight D. Eisenhower: Civil Religion and the Cold War; J.Holl Secular Icon or Catholic Hero?: Religion and the Presidency of John F. Kennedy; T.J.Carty Jimmy Carter and the Politics of Faith; J.Walz Ronald Reagan's Faith and Attack on Soviet Communism; P.Kengor The Religion of Bill Clinton; J.M. Penning The Faith of George W. Bush: The Personal, Practical, and Political; C.Larson & C.Wilcox
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