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The Resource It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies, Mary Eberstadt

It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies, Mary Eberstadt

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It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies
Title
It's dangerous to believe
Title remainder
religious freedom and its enemies
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Mary Eberstadt
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  • It is dangerous to believe
  • Its dangerous to believe
Title variation remainder
religious freedom and its enemies
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Language
eng
Summary
Mary Eberstadt, one of the most acute and creative social observers of our time, (Francis Fukuyama) shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing trend in American society: discrimination against traditional religious belief and believers, who are being aggressively pushed out of public life by the concerted efforts of militant secularists. In It s Dangerous to Believe, Mary Eberstadt documents how people of faith especially Christians who adhere to traditional religious beliefs face widespread discrimination in today s increasingly secular society. Eberstadt details how recent laws, court decisions, and intimidation on campuses and elsewhere threaten believers who fear losing their jobs, their communities, and their basic freedoms solely because of their convictions. They fear that their religious universities and colleges will capitulate to aggressive secularist demands. They fear that they and their families will be ostracized or will have to lose their religion because of mounting social and financial penalties for believing. They fear they won t be able to maintain charitable operations that help the sick and feed the hungry. Is this what we want for our country? Religious freedom is a fundamental right, enshrined in the First Amendment. With It s Dangerous to Believe Eberstadt calls attention to this growing bigotry and seeks to open the minds of secular liberals whose otherwise good intentions are transforming them into modern inquisitors. Not until these progressives live up to their own standards of tolerance and diversity, she reminds us, can we build the inclusive society America was meant to be."
Summary
Looks at a trend in a secularizing American society in which traditional religious believers are being pushed out of public life, and challenges secular liberals to apply their own standards of tolerance and diversity to traditional Christians
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10516450
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Eberstadt, Mary
Dewey number
261.7/20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Religious discrimination
  • Religious tolerance
  • Freedom of religion
  • Hostility (Psychology)
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adult
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religious freedom and its enemies
Label
It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies, Mary Eberstadt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Among the believers; or, why I wrote this book -- The roots of the new intolerance -- Anatomy of a secularist witch hunt -- Acclaiming "diversity" versus hounding the heretics -- Civil rights talk, McCarthyite muscle -- Inquisitors versus good works -- What is to be done; or, how to end a witch hunt
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ocn922910412
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062454010
Lccn
2016016053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910412
Label
It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies, Mary Eberstadt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Among the believers; or, why I wrote this book -- The roots of the new intolerance -- Anatomy of a secularist witch hunt -- Acclaiming "diversity" versus hounding the heretics -- Civil rights talk, McCarthyite muscle -- Inquisitors versus good works -- What is to be done; or, how to end a witch hunt
Control code
ocn922910412
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062454010
Lccn
2016016053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910412

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