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Myth and the Christian Nation A Social Theory of Religion von Mack, Burton L. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.12.2014
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Myth and the Christian Nation

America is widely regarded as the ultimate ",Christian Nation.", Religious language has always been at the forefront of American politics but this has increased since the events of 9/11. 'Myth and the Christian Nation' presents a startling analysis of how and why Christianity and national identity have been woven together in recent American political discourse. Drawing on examples of religious myth-making across the ancient world 'Myth and the Christian Nation' brings the weight of history to bear on America today, a place where myth, monotheism, sovereignty and power can be harnessed together in the service of specific interests. The book invites readers to rethink the role of religion in the construction of social democracy and to see America afresh.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 18.12.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781317490579
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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