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Religion Western
Social and Political Issues


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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage)
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage)
by Jonathan Haidt
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Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins... (read more)

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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
by Ben Carson
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The acclaimed brain surgeon and bestselling authors plan for restoring America's greatness Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon... (read more)

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
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Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins... (read more)

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Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter
Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter
by Randall Balmer.
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Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open... (read more)

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A Nun on the Bus: A Spiritual Manifesto of Hope, Change, and Community
A Nun on the Bus: A Spiritual Manifesto of Hope, Change, and Community
by Simone Campbell, Sister
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“I truly believe that the Nuns on the Bus campaign changed the national conversation on our national priorities and our budget. .Let me also congratulate one of my personal “sheroes,” and a clear and compelling voice for social justice:... (read more)

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Religio-Political Narratives in the United States: From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Jeremiah Wright (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)
Religio-Political Narratives in the United States: From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Jeremiah Wright (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)
by Angela D. Sims
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Accepting the notion of racialized language as a given, this volume seeks to answer two questions: “What is at stake in maintaining or challenging the religio-political narrative in America?” and “What is the role of patriotic or... (read more)

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Strength to Love
Strength to Love
by Martin Luther King
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This is a collection of classic sermons preached by Martin Luther King, Jr.... (read more)

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Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses (Religion/Culture/Critique)
Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses (Religion/Culture/Critique)
by Birgit Meyer
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The central theme of this volume is the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings, including Pentecostal-charismatic churches and Islamic movements, and the use of religious forms and... (read more)

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Genocide in Rwanda : Complicity of the Churches? (04 Edition)
Genocide in Rwanda : Complicity of the Churches? (04 Edition)
by Carol Rittner
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In 1994, genocide put Rwanda on the map for most of the world. It also exposed one of the most shameful scandals of the Rwandan churches-the complicity of the Christian churches in the genocide. Rwanda is the most Christian country in Africa. More than... (read more)

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Is Critique Secular? (13 Edition)
Is Critique Secular? (13 Edition)
by Talal Asad
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In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad,... (read more)

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Resident Aliens
Resident Aliens
by Stanley Hauerwas
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A compelling vision of how the church can battle its recent malaise and regain its vitality to nourish souls.... (read more)

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Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony
Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony
by Paul Kivel
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HOW OUR DOMINANT CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW SHAPES EVERYTHING FROM PERSONAL BEHAVIOR TO PUBLIC POLICY (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT) Living in the Shadow of the Cross is a powerful, compassionate, yet challenging piece of work. This is a must read for anyone who is... (read more)

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Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church
Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church
by Patricia Miller
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"Good Catholics traces the emergence of a strong and effective pro-choice movement in American Catholicism from the 1970s to 2012. It also documents the aggressive politicization of the Vatican and  Catholic hierarchy in combating dissent on... (read more)

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Religion, Media, and the Marketplace
Religion, Media, and the Marketplace
by Lynn Schofield Clark
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The breadth of coverage given to different religious traditions in this volume is nothing short of astonishing. The reader is taken on a wide-ranging tour of religion, media, and markets across diverse social and cultural contexts.-John P. Bartkowski... (read more)

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Under God: Religion and American Politics
Under God: Religion and American Politics
by Garry Wills
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In Under God, Garry Wills, one of our liveliest and most eminent political observers, moves through the tapestry of American history, illuminating the instances where American politics and American religion have collided. Beginning with the 1988... (read more)

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At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for Hope with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for Hope with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
by Yossi Klein Halevi
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A brilliantly observed memoir of an unprecedented and remarkable spiritual journey. While religion has fuelled the often violent conflict plaguing the Holy Land, Yossi Klein Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the... (read more)

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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
by Chris Hedges
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Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such... (read more)

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Living God's Politics: A Guidebook for Putting Your Faith Into Action
Living God's Politics: A Guidebook for Putting Your Faith Into Action
by Jim Wallis
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After fifteen weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, God's Politics not only changed the conversation about faith and politics in this country, it began a movement. All across the country, wherever Jim Wallis spoke, people were frustrated by tax... (read more)

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Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
by Brian Griffith
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“[Griffith] is a thorough independent scholar, and his concise writing makes historical facts engaging and relevant. His most important take-home message: it is not verboten for people of faith to ask why beliefs and practices developed in a... (read more)

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Thee Psychick Bible: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures Ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind Ov Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth
Thee Psychick Bible: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures Ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind Ov Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth
by Genesis Porridge
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Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) will be remembered for its crucial influence on youth culture throughout the 1980s, popularizing tattooing, body piercing, "acid house" raves, and other ahead-of-the-curve cultic flirtations and investigations. Its... (read more)

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