Americans increasingly think in terms of red and blue. God and Country examines the religious roots of these cultural divisions in American political life. But instead of pitting a people of faith against a secular humanist elite, God and Country helps Americans understand the religious differences that divide, appreciate the public agreements that allow us to live with religious differences, evaluate how existing democratic processes alleviate divisions, and identify ways Americans can agree to disagree.
Sheila Kennedy (J.D. Indiana University School of Law) is Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Acknowledgments Part I: What is a Paradigm, and Why Does It Matter?1 Habits of the Mind--Thinking in Red and Blue2 America's Religious Roots3 A New Paradigm Part II: The Democratic Dialectic4 Conflict and Change5 The Culture War Considered Part III: Paradigm and Policy: Now You See It, Now You Don't6 The Usual Suspects7 Religion, Wealth, and Poverty8 Religion, Science, and the Environment9 Sin and Crime10 God and Country, Us and Them Part IV: Living Together11 Living TogetherBibliographyIndex