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American Civil Religion


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Christopher B. Chapp. Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in American Electoral Campaigns. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2012. 173 pp. $39.95 (cloth).

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Edward J. Blum. Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865–1898. (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War.) Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 2005. Pp. x, 356. $54.95

Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, and Charles Reagan Wilson, editors. Religion and the American Civil War. Afterword by James M. McPherson. New York: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. xiii, 422. Cloth $55.00, paper $24.95

 
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American civil religion—the religion of the republic—is a secular American nationalism or national political ideology that uses the forms and structures of traditional religions and often coexists with them. As ...


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