9780143114079

Head and Heart : A History of Christianity in America

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143114079

  • ISBN 10:

    0143114077

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/30/2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

The struggle within American Christianity now-as it has been throughout our nation's history-is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion, Enlightenment and Evangelism. The same patterns recur: a cooling of popular religious fervor is followed by a grassroots explosion in evangelical activity. This landmark analysis concludes that religion is a fertile and enduring force in American politics and-while it is necessary to be vigilant against efforts to infuse government policy with Christianity-the tension between the two is necessary, inevitable, and unending. Book jacket.

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