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The Resource Religion in the Oval Office : the religious lives of American presidents, Gary Scott Smith

Religion in the Oval Office : the religious lives of American presidents, Gary Scott Smith

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Religion in the Oval Office : the religious lives of American presidents
Title
Religion in the Oval Office
Title remainder
the religious lives of American presidents
Statement of responsibility
Gary Scott Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his highly praised book Faith and the Presidency, Gary Scott Smith cast a revealing light on the role religion has played in presidential politics throughout our nation's history, offering comprehensive, even-handed examinations of the role of religion in the lives, politics, and policies of eleven presidents. Now, in Religion in the Oval Office, Smith takes on eleven more of our nation's most interesting and influential chief executives: John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William McKinley, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Drawing on a wide range of sources and paying close attention to historical context and America's shifting social and moral values, he examines their religious beliefs, commitments, affiliations, and practices and scrutinizes their relationships with religious leaders and communities. The result is a fascinating account of the ways in which religion has helped shape the course of our history. From John Quincy Adams' treatment of Native Americans, to Harry Truman's decision to recognize Israel, to Bill Clinton's promotion of religious liberty and welfare reform, to Barack Obama's policies on poverty and gay rights, Smith shows how strongly our presidents' religious commitments have affected policy from the earliest days of our nation to the present. Together with Faith and the Presidency, Religion in the Oval Office provides the most comprehensive examination of the inseparable and intriguing relationship between faith and the American presidency. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the presidency and the role of religion in politics. - Publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Gary Scott
Dewey number
973.09/9
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.S6483 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Religion in the Oval Office : the religious lives of American presidents, Gary Scott Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Adams : a church-going sage -- James Madison : champion of religious liberty -- John Quincy Adams : a republic of virtue -- Andrew Jackson : providentialist president -- William McKinley : America as God's instrument -- Herbert Hoover : individual faithfulness and cooperative association -- Harry S. Truman : the Golden Rule president -- Richard Nixon : a private and enigmatic faith -- George H.W. Bush : "One nation under God" -- Bill Clinton : sin, atonement, and repairing the breach -- Barack Obama : "We are our brother's keeper"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
647 pages
Isbn
9780199391394
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014031749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024749707
System control number
  • ocn892895183
  • (OCoLC)892895183
Label
Religion in the Oval Office : the religious lives of American presidents, Gary Scott Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Adams : a church-going sage -- James Madison : champion of religious liberty -- John Quincy Adams : a republic of virtue -- Andrew Jackson : providentialist president -- William McKinley : America as God's instrument -- Herbert Hoover : individual faithfulness and cooperative association -- Harry S. Truman : the Golden Rule president -- Richard Nixon : a private and enigmatic faith -- George H.W. Bush : "One nation under God" -- Bill Clinton : sin, atonement, and repairing the breach -- Barack Obama : "We are our brother's keeper"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
647 pages
Isbn
9780199391394
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014031749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024749707
System control number
  • ocn892895183
  • (OCoLC)892895183

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