God and race in american politics offers an in depth view of the way religion has influenced politics and discourse on race and social justice throughout us history based on a series of lectures he gave at princeton in 2006 noll supports his thesis with a very large body of relevant work and deftly elucidates the notion that opposing appeals to biblical truth have created complex and in some cases contradictory religious and moral ideas. God and race in american politics is a panoramic history that reveals the profound role of religion in american political history and in american discourse on race and social justice eisbn 978 1 4008 2973 6 subjects history political science religion. Summary this text explores the interwoven story of religion race and politics in american history with a concluding theological reflection mark noll makes the observation in this book derived from his stafford little lectures at princeton university in 2006 that we have one of the most enlightened political systems in human history and yet we have failed signally in the matter of race. Among his forceful observations is that race and religion are mostly responsible for americans shifting voting patterns for instance the civil war was widely viewed throughout america as a battle of the armies of the lord an unmitigated struggle between ultimate good and ultimate evil p 45 in the decades following the civil war republicans could count on northern support whereas democrats were almost invariably victorious in the south by the 1950s and 1960s this pattern . god and race in american politics a short history by mark a noll aug 2008 mark a noll isbn 8580000212235 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon
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