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

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

by John R. Pottenger
ISBN-10:
1589011694
ISBN-13:
9781589011694
Pub. Date:
07/28/2007
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
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Reaping the Whirlwind: Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis / Edition 2


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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589011694
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Series: Religion and Politics Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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