Touchdown Jesus: The Mixing of Sacred and Secular in American History

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 195 pages

This book is an intriguing narrative of the interplay between American religion and patterns of American culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. R. Laurence Moore considers the ways nationalism, the separation of church and state, democratic pluralism, and shifts in boundaries between secular and sacred practice have shaped American religion for the past two hundred years.

 

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Contents

What Is Different about Religion in the United States
1
Touchdown Jesus and Other Controversies about the Public Display of Religion
11
PostProtestant Culture Was There Ever Anything Else?
31
A Protestant Counter Culture
49
American Religion and the Second Sex
69
5 The African Future of Christianity
89
Immigrant Religion and the Right to Be Different
109
Science and the Battle for the Souls of Children
129
Americas Therapeutic Culture The Quest for Wholeness
149
Evangelizing the World in This Generation American Religious Triumphalism and the Turn Toward Politics
169
Index
191
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R. Laurence Moore is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies / History and Chair of the American Studies Program at Cornell University.

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