A Nation under God? is a collection of original essays by political and legal theorists on the future of religion as an active influence in American public life. Contrary to popular sentiment, the contributors, who are themselves men and women of faith, regard the American tradition of bringing faith actively to bear on public affairs as one of the strengths of the American polity. Yet, they also acknowledge that the role of religion must be appropriately recast to suit a new political era. A Nation under God? displays a distinctive set of arguments on topics that range from the ethics of religious witness in public life to the future of civil religion in America.
R. Bruce Douglass is dean of the faculty of Georgetown College at Georgetown University. Joshua Mitchell is associate professor of government at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Inseparability of Reason and Revelation Chapter 3 The Trajectories of Religious Renewal in America: Tocquevillean Thoughts Chapter 4 Against Fatalism: Transcendence and the Democratic Prospect Chapter 5 Recovenanting the American Polity Chapter 6 An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage Chapter 7 Where Are We Now? The "Catholic Moment" in American Politics Chapter 8 Post-Protestant America? Some Hegelian Reflections on the History and Theology of Religious Establishment Chapter 9 How Should We Talk? Chapter 10 Religious Morality as a Basis for Political Choice Chapter 11 The King's Torah: The Role of Judaism in Shaping Jews' Input in National Policy Chapter 12 Faith, Doubt, and Political Dialogue