Faith and Politics: How the

Faith and Politics: How the "Moral Values" Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together

by John Danforth

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ISBN-13: 9781101218761
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,069,764
File size: 531 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Danforth graduated from Princeton University, Yale Divinity School, and Yale Law School. He practiced law in New York City and St. Louis before serving as attorney general of Missouri, United States senator from Missouri, and United States representative to the United Nations. An ordained Episcopal priest, he is the author of Faith and Politics and Resurrection: The Confirmation of Clarence Thomas. He is a partner in the law firm of Dowd Bennett LLP lives in St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Are Christians Reconcilers or Dividers?     1
Christian Love and Practical Politics     22
A Quest for Certainty     32
A Look at the Wedge Issues     54
Public Religion     56
The Case of Terri Schiavo     69
Abortion and Judicial Restraint     78
Stem Cell Research     89
Gay Marriage     98
Family Values     110
Moving Forward Together     126
The Need to Speak Out and to Act     129
Blessed Are the Peacemakers     168
American Compassion Toward a Suffering World     181
Combating Character Assassination     200
Paul's Primer for Politics     210
Acknowledgments     235

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