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When asked at a press conference about the roots of his political philosophy, President Franklin Roosevelt responded, “I am a Christian and a Democrat.” This volume—part of the popular and widely acclaimed Library of Religious Biography series—tells the story of how the first informed the second, showing how FDR’s upbringing in the Episcopal Church and education at the Gro ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Eerdman
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Ben House
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt by John F. Woolerton and James D. Bratt is published by Wm. B. Eerdmans.
Merely mentioning the names of Franklin D. Roosevelt in many of the circles where I am involved raises immediate irritation, ire, and objections. Although he has been gone for nearly 70 years, even people who were not alive during his time are roused to disgust when he is mentioned. For some, the opposition is due to his New Deal Programs. Others are
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Sometimes books come out at just the right moment. That may be true of this biography of Franklin Roosevelt. At a time when the President of the United States displays an utter disregard for the teachings of the Christian faith, even as he garners support from the same community, what might we learn from the life of another President who embodied a very different sense of himself and his faith? To find out, one must read "A Christian and a Democrat."

Having read the biography of FDR's wife Eleano
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An interesting study on how FDR melded his religion into politics, without being overly bearing or preachy.
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