America cannot survive without a common faith. History has taught us that our national identity and our political order require voluntary religious and civic organizations. Following the social, political, and cultural upheavals of the 1960s, Americans are now engaged in a struggle to determine the future of our nation's character and destiny. So argues prominent political theorist Eldon J. Eisenach in this brilliant and controversial book.
Eldon Eisenach is professor and department chair of political science at the University of Tulsa.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Identities: Personal, Religious and National Chapter 3 Regimes, Religious Establishments, and Political Orders Chapter 4 Theologies/Ideologies: National, Political, and Religious Chapter 5 Institutions: Theocracies and Clericies Chapter 6 Alternatives: Universalism, Restoration, and Nationalism Chapter 7 Signs: The Past and Future Establishment Chapter 8 Conclusion: Pragmatic Nationalism and the Rebirth of Toleration