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Religion and the American presidency /
edited by Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave, 2007.
description
vi, 254 p.
ISBN
1403977712 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave, 2007.
isbn
1403977712 (alk. paper)
general note
Papers from a conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. in Nov. 2004.
catalogue key
6099329
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A commitment to religion has persisted across American history regardless of whether the president was a Federalist like Washington, a Jeffersonian like Madison, a Republican like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan, or a Democrat like Truman, Carter, and Clinton. "Religion and the American Presidency "is a scholarly benchmark in the presidency studies, and a pioneering" "new perspective on the highest office in the land. Students of the historical presidency, sociologists of religion, and all people of faith will thoroughly enjoy reading the essays in this volume. Thank you, Professors Rozell and Whitney."--Raymond Tatalovich, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago " There' s no better place to explore the intersection between religion and the presidency than in this collection of fascinating case studies of American presidents. Its readability, scholarship, and balance should appeal to a broad audience of scholars, students, and the general public." --William D. Pederson, American Studies Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University in Shreveport""
"A commitment to religion has persisted across American history regardless of whether the president was a Federalist like Washington, a Jeffersonian like Madison, a Republican like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan, or a Democrat like Truman, Carter, and Clinton. Religion and the American Presidencyis a scholarly benchmark in the presidency studies, and a pioneeringnew perspective on the highest office in the land. Students of the historical presidency, sociologists of religion, and all people of faith will thoroughly enjoy reading the essays in this volume. Thank you, Professors Rozell and Whitney." --Raymond Tatalovich, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago "There's no better place to explore the intersection between religion and the presidency than in this collection of fascinating case studies of American presidents. Its readability, scholarship, and balance should appeal to a broad audience of scholars, students, and the general public." --William D. Pederson, American Studies Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
"A commitment to religion has persisted across American history regardless of whether the president was a Federalist like Washington, a Jeffersonian like Madison, a Republican like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan, or a Democrat like Truman, Carter, and Clinton. Religion and the American Presidency is a scholarly benchmark in the presidency studies, and a pioneeringnew perspective on the highest office in the land. Students of the historical presidency, sociologists of religion, and all people of faith will thoroughly enjoy reading the essays in this volume. Thank you, Professors Rozell and Whitney." --Raymond Tatalovich, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago "There's no better place to explore the intersection between religion and the presidency than in this collection of fascinating case studies of American presidents. Its readability, scholarship, and balance should appeal to a broad audience of scholars, students, and the general public." --William D. Pederson, American Studies Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
For years, leading scholars have largely ignored the religious factor in their studies of presidents. Yet, as the essays in this book reveal, religion has had an enormous impact on many critical presidencies in US history.
Long Description
This volume opens a new avenue toward understanding the politics and policies of many U.S. presidents. For years, leading scholars have largely ignored the religious factor in their studies of presidents. Yet, as the essays in this book reveal, religion has had an enormous impact on many critical presidencies in U.S. history. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, these essays reveal the deeply religious side to such presidents as Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan, among others.
Main Description
Papers from a conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. in Nov. 2004.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Religion and the Presidency in Historical Perspective
The Faith of George Washington
Thomas Jefferson and the Myth of Separation
Religion in the Life, Thought, and Presidency of James Madison
Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politics
""We Must Put on the Armor of God:"" Harry Truman and the Cold War
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Civil Religion and the Cold War
Secular Icon or Catholic Hero?: Religion and
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