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The Resource Secular faith : how culture has trumped religion in American politics, Mark A. Smith

Secular faith : how culture has trumped religion in American politics, Mark A. Smith

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Secular faith : how culture has trumped religion in American politics
Title
Secular faith
Title remainder
how culture has trumped religion in American politics
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark A. Smith provocatively argues that religion is not nearly the unchanging conservative influence in American politics that we have come to think it is. In fact, in the long run, religion is best understood as responding to changing political and cultural values rather than shaping them. Smith makes his case by charting five contentious issues in America's history: slavery, divorce, homosexuality, abortion, and women's rights. For each, he shows how the political views of even the most conservative Christians evolved in the same direction as the rest of society--perhaps not as swiftly, but always on the same arc. During periods of cultural transition, Christian leaders do resist prevailing values and behaviors, but those same leaders inevitably acquiesce--often by reinterpreting the Bible--if their positions become no longer tenable. Secular ideas and influences thereby shape the ways Christians read and interpret their scriptures."--Jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Mark A.
Dewey number
261.70973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
S57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Politics and culture
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and politics
  • Politics and culture
  • United States
  • Christ
  • Wertwandel
  • Kulturkonflikt
  • Religion
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
Secular faith : how culture has trumped religion in American politics, Mark A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strategies of adaptation -- Slavery -- Divorce -- Homosexuality -- Abortion -- Women's rights -- Religion, politics, and morality
Control code
ocn898910961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226275062
Lccn
2014047941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025231602
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226275062
  • (OCoLC)898910961
Label
Secular faith : how culture has trumped religion in American politics, Mark A. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strategies of adaptation -- Slavery -- Divorce -- Homosexuality -- Abortion -- Women's rights -- Religion, politics, and morality
Control code
ocn898910961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226275062
Lccn
2014047941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025231602
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226275062
  • (OCoLC)898910961

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