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The Resource The relevance of religion : how faithful people can change politics, John Danforth

The relevance of religion : how faithful people can change politics, John Danforth

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The relevance of religion : how faithful people can change politics
Title
The relevance of religion
Title remainder
how faithful people can change politics
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John Danforth
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How faithful people can change politics
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eng
Summary
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 use of religion as a divisive force in American politics. Now he turns to the positive, constructive impact faithful religious believers have and can have on our public life. "The Relevance of Religion" is the product of that period of reflection. In the calm and wise voice of the pastor he once aspired to be, Senator Danforth argues that our shared religious values can lead us out of the embittered, entrenched state of politics today. A lifelong Republican, he calls his own party to task for its part in creating a political system in which the loudest opinions and the most polarizing personalities hold sway. And he suggests that such a system is not only unsustainable but unfaithful to our essential nature. We are built to care about other people, and this inherent altruism which science says we crave because of our neurobiological wiring, and the Bible says is part of our created nature is a crucial aspect of good government
Summary
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?
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10448393
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Danforth, John C
Dewey number
261.70973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Christians
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christians
  • United States
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adult
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how faithful people can change politics
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The relevance of religion : how faithful people can change politics, John Danforth
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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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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1412625
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780812997903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812997903
  • (OCoLC)911199966
Label
The relevance of religion : how faithful people can change politics, John Danforth
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
Control code
1412625
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780812997903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812997903
  • (OCoLC)911199966

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