Politics and Religion in the White South

Politics and Religion in the White South

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Politics and Religion in the White South examines the powerful ways in which religious considerations have shaped American political discourse. Since the inception of the Republic, politics have remained a subject of lively discussion and debate. Although based on secular ideals, American government and politics have often been peppered with Christian influences. Especially in the mostly Protestant South, religion and politics have been nearly inextricable. This collection of thirteen essays from prominent historians and political scientists, including Mark K. Bauman, Charles S. Bullock III, Natalie M. Davis, Andrew M. Manis, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the intersection of religion, politics, race relations, and Southern culture from posta€“Civil War America to the present, when the religious right has begun to exercise a profound influence on the course of American politics.Wildmona#39;s essays from the early 1970s a somewhat bland Christianity and American patriotism that stressed individual achievement. Live a good life, with good examples, determination, kindness, patience, and some humility, and God will likely bless you ... 10 In a book of short addresses to graduates, he offered the blandest of all calls to resilience: aquot;When life hands you a ... aquot;When you look at yourself first a€” really look at yourself a€” you find it hard to throw a stone at someone else.

Title:Politics and Religion in the White South
Author: Glenn Feldman
Publisher:University Press of Kentucky - 2005-09-30

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