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One Electorate Under God?

A Dialogue On Religion And American Politics

The United States has been described as a nation with the soul of a church. Religion is discussed more explicitly and more urgently in American politics than in the public debates of any other wealthy democracy. It is certain to play an important role in the elections of 2004. Yet debates over religion and politics are often narrow and highly partisan, although the questions at hand demand a broader and more civil discussion. One Electorate under God? widens the dialogue by bringing together in one volume some of the most influential voices in American intellectual and political life. This book draws on a public debate between former New York governor Mario Cuomo and Indiana congressman Mark Souder, who discuss how their respective faith convictions have been both shaped by and reflected in their careers as public servants. This discussion, in turn, prompted commentary by a diverse group of scholars, politicians, journalists, and religious leaders who are engaged simultaneously in the religious and policy realms. Each contributor offers insights on how political leaders and religious convictions shape our politics. One Electorate under God arises from the idea that public deliberation is more honest —and more democratic —when officials are open and reflective about the interactions between their religious convictions and their commitments in the secular realm. This volume —the first of its kind —seeks to promote a greater understanding of American thinking about faith and public office in a pluralistic society. Contributors include Joanna Adams, Azizah Al-Hibri, Doug Bandow, Michael Barone, Gary Bauer, Robert Bellah, David Brooks, Harvey Cox, Michael Cromartie, John DiIulio Jr., Terry Eastland, Robert Edgar, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Richard Wightman Fox, William Galston, Robert George, Andrew Greeley, John Green, Anna Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Representative Amo Houghton (R-New York), Michael Kazin, Martha Minow, Stephen Monsma, Mark Noll, Rabbi David Novak, Ramesh Ponnuru, Representative David E. Price (D-North Carolina), Jeffrey Rosen, Cheryl Sanders, Ron Sider, Jim Skillen, Matthew Spalding, Jeffrey Stout, John Sweeney, Roberto Suro, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Jim Towey, Doug Tanner, Mark Warren, Alan Wolfe, and Andrew Young.




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Format: Book
Title: One electorate under God? : a dialogue on religion and American politics / E.J. Dionne, Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Kayla M. Drogosz, editors.
Publisher Date: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2004.
Subject: Religion and politics -- United States
Isbn: 0815716435 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Title: One electorate under God? : a dialogue on religion and American politics / E.J. Dionne, Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Kayla M. Drogosz, editors.
Publisher, Date: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2004.
Description: xv, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: The Pew Forum dialogues on religion and public life
Series: Pew Forum dialogues on religion and public life
Subjects: Religion and politics -- United States
Other Author: Dionne, E. J.
Other Author: Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Other Author: Drogosz, Kayla Meltzer
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: How would God vote?: an introduction / E.J. Dionne Jr. and Kayla M. Drogosz -- PART I. FAITH AND POLITICS IN PUBLIC OFFICE -- In the American Catholic tradition of realism / Mario Cuomo -- A conservative Christian's view of public life / Mark Souder -- Continuing the conversation -- PART II. EXPANDING THE DIALOGUE -- What is a Christian to do? / Doug Bandow -- Religion, politics, and the American experience / Michael Barone -- The conservatory of virtue / Gary L. Bauer -- The religious left, too often left out / Paul E. Begala -- American politics and the dissenting Protestant tradition / Robert Bellah -- How Niebuhr helps us kick the secularist habit: a six step program / David Brooks -- Once more, the cross and the flag / Harvey Cox -- Common grace, natural law, and the public arena / Michael Cromartie -- Faithful consensus / John J. DiIulio Jr. -- Rendering to Caeser and to God / Terry Eastland -- God talk and the citizen-believer / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- The politics of religion in a sinful world / Richard Wightman Fox -- Cuomological fallacies / Robert P. George.
Contents: Puritans and American politics / Andrew Greeley -- Two faces of religious pluralism in American politics / John C. Green -- Religion, politics, and a changing America / Anna Greenberg -- Protecting religion from politics / Susannah Heschel -- Faith and politics / Amory Houghton Jr. -- The fate of the Christian left / Michael Kazin -- The myth of secularism / M.A. Muqtedar Khan -- The spiritual dimension of societal life / Glen C. Loury -- Governing religion / Martha Minow -- Particularist religion in a pluralist political arena / Stephen V. Monsma -- Voting not to vote / Mark A. Noll -- Religion, faith, and elections / David Novak -- Reasoning together / Ramesh Ponnuru -- Faith in public office / David E. Price -- The personalization of politics / Jeffrey Rosen -- The role of religion in electoral politics / Cheryl J. Sanders -- Mobilizing political participation / Julie A. Segal -- Religions and the American religion / James W. Skillen -- Religious liberty and the American founding / Matthew Spalding -- Thoughts on religion and politics / Jeffrey Stout -- Belief and power / Robert Suro -- Dignity in work as an article of faith / John Sweeney -- It's the content that counts / W. Douglas Tanner Jr. -- Faith and the public square / Jim Towey -- Faith communities and American democracy / Mark R. Warren -- Faith, freedom, and toleration / Alan Wolfe.
LCCN: 2004011096
ISBN: 0815716435 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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