Christianity and American Democracy

Christianity and American Democracy

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Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other over the years, and how their relationship is changing in the present day. Responding to his challenging argument, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, and Alan Wolfe criticize, qualify, and amend it. The result is a lively debate about a momentous tension in American public life.This is another democracy problem for Catholic Christianity that is not going to go away. This brings us to the essaya#39;s concluding thoughts, which concern what I have called the a€œcoming rupturea€ between American democracy and orthodoxanbsp;...

Title:Christianity and American Democracy
Author:Hugh Heclo, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, Alan Wolfe
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009


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