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The relevance of religion [electronic resource] : How Faithful People Can Change Politics. John Danforth.

Danforth, John. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780812997910 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Former United States senator and ambassador to the United Nations John Danforth offers a fascinating, thoughtful, and deeply personal look at the state of American politics today--and how religion can be a bridge over our bitter partisan divide. In an era of extreme partisanship, when running for office has become a zero-sum game in which candidates play exclusively to their ideological bases, Americans on both sides of the political aisle hunger for the return of a commitment to the common good. Too often, it seems, religion has been used as a wedge to divide us in these battles. But is it also the key to restoring our civic virtue? For more than a decade, John Danforth, who is also an ordained Episcopal priest, has written extensively on the negative impact the Christian right has had on American politics. Upon reflection, however, he felt he ought to balance the picture by writing about the positive, constructive impact faithful religious believers...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1291 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Politics.
Religion & Spirituality.
Genre: Electronic books.

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