American Civil Religion

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American Civil Religion

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More than a Dead American Hero: Washington, the Improved Order of Red Men, and the Limits of Civil Religion

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).

America's Battle for God: A European Christian Looks at Civil Religion. By Geiko Muller-Fahrenholz. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2007. 203 pp. $20.00

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

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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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