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Getting religion : faith, culture, and politics, from the age of Eisenhower to the era of Obama  Cover Image Book Book

Getting religion : faith, culture, and politics, from the age of Eisenhower to the era of Obama

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  • OCLC: ocn951465392
  • ISBN: 9781101907405
  • ISBN: 1101907398
  • ISBN: 9781101907399
  • Physical Description: 447 pages ; 25 cm
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  • Published: New York :Convergent Books,[2016]
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, [2016]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-435) and index.
Contents: Embedded religion -- A fusion of faith, culture, and politics -- Mediating religion -- When the secular was sacred -- Entrepreneurial religion -- Movement religion -- Religion and revolution -- Women's liberation and the feminization of religion -- Experiential religion -- Alternatives to religion -- Sacred families -- Piety and politics : the Republicans and the religious right -- Religion as politics : the Democrats.
Summary: "Blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with ... reporting and ... historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced each other in the second half of the twentieth century"--Dust jacket flap.
For readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life. The author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century. A scholar as well as one of the nation's most respected journalists, Woodward served as Newsweek's religion editor for nearly forty years, reporting on a wide range of social issues, ideas and movements. Beginning with a bold reassessment of the Fifties, Woodward's narrative weaves through Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; feminism's impact on the Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Along the way, Woodward provides portraits of many of the era's major figures: preachers like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell; politicians Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; movement leaders Daniel Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Richard John Neuhaus; influential thinkers ranging from Erik Erikson to Elizabeth Kübler-Ross; feminist theologians Rosemary Reuther and Elizabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza; leaders like Dr. Sun Myung Moon and est impresario Werner Erhardt; plus the author's longtime friend, the Dalai Lama. Woodward also introduces a fresh vocabulary of terms such as "embedded religion," "movement religion" and "entrepreneurial religion" to illuminate the interweaving of the secular and sacred in American public life.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Book, Hardback Gift Phillips, Robert 2017 6.00
Subject: United States -- Church history -- 20th century
United States -- Church history -- 21st century

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