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Aug 1 Book Club meeting: Religion in American Politics by Frank Lambert

A relatively short and very interesting book. Its review in the Journal of Church and State says, Religion in American Politics is one of those rare scholarly books that actually manage to deliver more than it promises. In charting the relationship between politics and religion in American life, Lambert manages to provide an elegant, even-handed, and comprehensive account of the role religious faith has played in shaping the nation's destiny.

It's available in print and in digital form.  The advantages of the latter are that you can get it instantly and, for those of us who think the print in books and magazines is shrinking, you can just make it larger on your screen.

For those  who haven't finished reading, the discussion leader will give a brief summary but, in any case, join us for the discussion.  A pleasurable way to spend a summer evening.  (As always, free and open to the public.)

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  • Dorothy K.

    The book I mentioned is "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Hait

    " Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions . . . . His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. . . . Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right. He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain, and he explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skillfully than can liberals.

    August 1, 2013

  • Elaine

    It's not nit-picking to catch an important typo. Thanks, Jay, uh, I mean, Jonathan.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No to be nit picky but B&N says Frank Lambert wrote this. I like digital, it's searchable and you can underline it so I'll go with that. See you there.

    July 17, 2013

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