Politics, Religion, and the Common Good by Martin E. Marty

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The future of America, in many ways, depends upon an understanding of the proper role of religion in our shared life as a republic. Discussions and debates on the topic have too often generated noise, platitudes, stereotypes, name-calling, and the distortion of vitally important issues, instead of constructive conversation among citizens--until now.

Of all the voices commenting about American religion today, none is more credible or better known than that of historian Martin E. Marty. A respected scholar, author, editor, and media commentator, he has-perhaps better than anyone else in the field-a deep grasp on the complex issues surrounding public religion.


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MARTIN E. MARTY is the author of more than fifty books, including the five-volume The Fundamentalisms Project and the three-volume Modern American Religion. He is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School, where he received his Ph.D. and taught for thirty-five years. An ordained minister, he is senior editor of the weekly Christian Century, a frequent media commentator on American religion, and the recipient of sixty-four honorary degrees.
Published March 10, 2000 by Jossey-Bass. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Not all readers will agree with Marty's insightful reflections on the relationship between politics and religion, but his essay is a useful starting point for anyone interested in the role of religion in America's public life.

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Marty notes that religiously motivated individuals need not wait for their church to catch up to their political commitments: civil rights activists, he suggests, were inspired by religious convictions to protest Jim Crow long before official church bodies agreed that segregation and disenfranchi...

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Spirituality & Practice

It provides public conversations with needed resources, helps illuminate the platforms of all conversational parties, gives a voice to the voiceless, combats apathy, and helps protect the individual in the world of politics.

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