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Williamson, Marianne

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 WIL

Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence)

Summary: "From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 211 MOO

Jordan, James

Summary: "The United States was founded, in part, on religious freedom--the idea that government should not be involved in the ways that people worship their deity or practice their religion. However, because historically most Americans belonged to Christian denominations, often religious symbols were incorporated into public buildings and government activities. In recent years, however, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.44 JOR

Williamson, Marianne

Summary: "Marianne Williamson confronts the politics of fear with a powerful new paradigm that turns love into a political force. With her trademark wisdom and care, Williamson urges all Americans to reach into our hearts to reclaim our love for democracy and our passion for the possible. Only that, she says, will heal our country and our world." -- Book jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200.973 WIL

Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KIT

Hall, Mark David

Summary: Many Americans have been taught a distorted, inaccurate account of our nation's founding, one that claims that the founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and that the country's founding political ideas developed without reference to Christianity. In this revelatory, rigorously argued new book, Mark David Hall thoroughly debunks that modern myth and shows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.1 HAL

Berlinerblau, Jacques.

Summary: Argues that a return to a more secular America will promote religious diversity and freedom, and help eliminate the widening divide between religious conservatives and staunch atheists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 211.6 BER

Meacham, Jon.

Summary: Author Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, this book draws on the past to offer a new perspective. Meacham re-creates the history of a nation grappling with religion and politics--from John Winthrop's "city on a hill"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.1 MEA

Stewart, Matthew

Summary: Discusses how America's revolutionaries--including Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine and Ethan Allen--were inspired by ideas that were ancient and pagan in nature, including the work of Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius and Dutch heretic Benedict de Spinoza.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 STE

Summary: "Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. What does it mean to be black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3089 YET

Reitman, Janet.

Summary: Reitman offers the first full, journalistic history of the Church of Scientology, in an even-handed account that at last establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial religion. She traces Scientology's development from the birth of Dianetics through to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299.936 REI

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: Draws on two national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact that religion has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 201.7 PUT

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 291 ODD

Syman, Stefanie.

Summary: Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga in America--the story of this ancient spiritual discipline's transformation into a practice now synonymous with a healthy body.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 204.36 SYM

Atwood, Craig D.

Summary: This authoritative guidebook to U.S. religious groups is now available in a brand-new, updated edition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abingdon Press 2010

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Publisher / Publication Date: SkyLight Paths Pub. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 395.22 PER

Church, F. Forrester.

Summary: Today's dispute over the line between church and state (or the lack thereof) is neither the first nor the fiercest in our history. In this retelling of the birth of the American body politic, religious historian Forrest Church describes our first great culture war-a tumultuous yet nearly forgotten conflict that raged from George Washington's presidency to James Monroe's. On one side of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.1097 CHU

Goeglein, Timothy S.

Summary: Discusses how President George W. Bush's decisions were made for the greater good, and how many of them could serve as a blueprint for a more thoughtful, confident conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BH Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, GEORGE W GOE

Morris, Adam

Summary: Mania surrounding messianic prophets has defined the national consciousness since the American Revolution. From Civil War veteran and virulent anticapitalist Cyrus Teed, to the dapper and overlooked civil rights pioneer Father Divine, to the megalomaniacal Jim Jones, these figures have routinely been dismissed as dangerous and hysterical outliers. After years of studying these emblematic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 206 MOR

Allitt, Patrick.

Summary: Examines religion not only as a set of formal beliefs, ideas, communal or institutional loyalties, and styles of worship, but also as an influence on the rest of American society. Investigates the subtle but important links which have long brought religion into close contact with the intellectual, social, economic, and political concerns of Americans.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2001

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: 200 ALL
Call number: CD 200 ALL PART 1
Call number: CD 200 ALL PART 2

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KRU

Adler, Margot.

Summary: "Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo-Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299 ADL

Manseau, Peter.

Summary: At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really happened is worth a close, fresh look. Thomas Jefferson himself collected books on all religions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 MAN

Summary: Using a rich supply of archival photographs and film footage as well as first-hand accounts from pastors, activists, and community members, this program gives long-overdue attention to the pivotal role of African-American churches in the Civil Rights movement. Interviews feature former NAACP executive director Dr. Benjamin Hooks; diplomat, political luminary, and civil rights veteran Andrew...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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