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God-Fearing and Free: A Spiritual History of America's Cold War
Religion has been on the rise in America for decades which strikes many as a shocking new development. To the contrary, Jason Stevens asserts, the rumors of the death of God were premature. Americans have always conducted their cultural life through religious symbols, never more so than during the Cold War. In "God-Fearing and Free," Stevens discloses how the nation, on to ...more
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by Harvard University Press
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In his memoir, A Margin of Hope, Irving Howe wrote self-critically about the distance between Boston and New York, between America’s seventeenth-century origins and its modernist twentieth century. With his fellow New York intellectuals in mind, Howe confessed to a failure “to consider the possibility that the tradition of New England Puritanism could yield significant weights of experience.” Read more...