Struggling for the Soul of Our Country

Struggling for the Soul of Our Country

by Preston M. Browning


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ISBN-13: 9781498209946
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/20/2016
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Preston M. Browning Jr. holds a BA in history from W&L, an MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago. While a member of the English Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago for thirty years, he was a Fulbright lecturer in Yugoslavia. He is the author of Flannery O'Connor: The Coincidence of the Holy and the Demonic in O'Connor's Fiction and Affection and Estrangement: A Southern Family Memoir. He operates Wellspring House, a retreat for writers in western Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

In Memoriam xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 American Global Hegemony vs. the Quest for a New Humanity 15

Chapter 2 American Pathologies and the Response of Faith 29

Chapter 3 Why I Am a Christian Socialist 41

Chapter 4 Letter to My Grandchildren 93

Chapter 5 Struggling for the Soul of America 98

Chapter 6 Religionless Christianity in an Age of Spectacle 148

Chapter 7 America's Forgotten Wars 189

Chapter 8 American Dystopia: Cold War, the CIA, and John F. Kennedy as Sacrificial Victim 216

Chapter 9 Climate Change & Our Shared Earth 256

Chapter 10 The Plague: Money in Politics 272

Appendix 1 Israel's Heartlessness: We See It in the Treatment of Palestinians 285

Appendix 2 Religion for the Downtrodden and Forgotten 288

Appendix 3 Anger and Hope 291

Bibliography 297

Index 307

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