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The Resource Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections) : the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage, Stephen Prothero

Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections) : the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage, Stephen Prothero

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Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections) : the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage
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Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections)
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the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage
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Stephen Prothero
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Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections)
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the battles that define America from Jeffersons heresies to gay marriage
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"In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today's heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win.Though they may seem to be dividing the country irreparably, today's heated cultural and political battles between right and left, Progressives and Tea Party, religious and secular are far from unprecedented. In this engaging and important work, Stephen Prothero reframes the current debate, viewing it as the latest in a number of flashpoints that have shaped our national identity. Prothero takes us on a lively tour through time, bringing into focus the election of 1800, which pitted Calvinists and Federalists against Jeffersonians and "infidels;" the Protestants' campaign against Catholics in the mid-nineteenth century; the anti-Mormon crusade of the Victorian era; the fundamentalist-modernist debates of the 1920s; the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s; and the current crusade against Islam. As Prothero makes clear, our culture wars have always been religious wars, progressing through the same stages of conservative reaction to liberal victory that eventually benefit all Americans. Drawing on his impressive depth of knowledge and detailed research, he explains how competing religious beliefs have continually molded our political, economic, and sociological discourse and reveals how the conflicts which separate us today, like those that came before, are actually the byproduct of our struggle to come to terms with inclusiveness and ideals of "Americanness." To explore these battles, he reminds us, is to look into the soul of America--and perhaps find essential answers to the questions that beset us"--
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The best-selling author of Religious Literacy places today's heated culture wars in a context of a centuries-long struggle between religious versus secular groups and how those debates have shaped national beliefs
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10465237
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Prothero, Stephen R
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306.20973
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Politics and culture
  • Christianity and politics
  • Culture conflict
  • Liberalism
  • RELIGION / History
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Christianity and politics
  • Culture conflict
  • Liberalism
  • Politics and culture
  • United States
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adult
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the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage
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Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections) : the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage, Stephen Prothero
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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First edition.
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1 volume.
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9780061571299
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(hardback)
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2015024207
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(OCoLC)886491173
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Why liberals win the culture wars (even when they lose elections) : the battles that define America from Jefferson's heresies to gay marriage, Stephen Prothero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn886491173
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First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780061571299
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(hardback)
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2015024207
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)886491173

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