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The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion
by Stephen L. Carter

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    List Price: $18.00
    Format: Paperback, 328 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780385474986
    Imprint: Anchor Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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    The Culture Of Disbelief has been the subject of an enormous amount of media attention from the first moment it was published. Hugely successful in hardcover, the Anchor paperback is sure to find a large audience as the ever-increasing, enduring debate about the relationship of church and state in America continues. In The Culture Of Disbelief, Stephen Carter explains how we can preserve the vital separation of church and state while embracing rather than trivializing the faith of millions of citizens or treating religious believers with disdain. What makes Carter’s work so intriguing is that he uses liberal means to arrive at what are often considered conservative ends. Explaining how preserving a special role for religious communities can strengthen our democracy, The Culture Of Disbelief recovers the long tradition of liberal religious witness (for example, the antislavery, antisegregation, and Vietnam-era antiwar movements). Carter argues that the problem with the 1992 Republican convention was not the fact of open religious advocacy, but the political positions being advocated.

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