Sleeping Giant Has Awoken Paperback

The New Politics of Religion in the United States

by Jeff W. Robbins, Neal Magee;

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Sleeping Giant Has Awoken

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American politic conservatism in the past decade and especially in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns marked the convergence between American political conservatism and Christian evangelicalism with an effectiveness not seen before in national elections. This saw both political conservatism, and Christian evangelicalism triumph. This collection of articles addresses the nexus between political conservatism, evangelical Christianity, and American consumerist culture. It explores the religious seeds for this convergence and the potential dangers that it presents to the concepts of religion, politic and America.



Introduction: A taste for theory
John D. Caputo
1. Radicial Religion and American Democracy
Jeffery W. Robbins
2. Prophetic Evangelicals: Towards a Politics of Hope
Peter Goodwin Heltzel
3. A Christian Politics of Vulnerability
Anna Mercedes
4. Truthiness, Family Values, and Conservative Consumerism
Adam S. Miller
5. The Cultural Logic of Evangelical Christianity
Christopher Haley and Creston Davis
6. Jeb Stuart’s Revenge: The Civil War, the Religious Right, and American Fascism
Clayton Crockett
7. Theocratic America? Christianity and the Structure of Political Discourse
Ben Stahlberg
8. Christianity, Capitalism, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republic
Andrew Saldino
9. Soveringnity and Sate-Form
Rocco Gangle
10. The Politics of Immanence
J. Heath Atchley
11. ”An Army of One”? Subject, Signifier, and the Symbolic
Melissa Conroy
12. Let Freedom Free: Politics and Religion at the Heart of a Muddled Concept
Mary-Jane Rubenstein
13. In congruent Beliefs and the Vitality of Fantasy: The New Politics of Religion
Neal Magee

Postface: Better Dead Than Red – Again!
Slavoj Žižek

Notes on Contributors

Jeffrey W. Robbins is Assistant Professor of Religion and American Studies at Lebanon Valley College.

Neal Magee is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.

Sleeping Giant Has Awoken by Jeff W. Robbins, Neal Magee was published by Continuum in June 2008 and is our 46765th best seller. The ISBN for Sleeping Giant Has Awoken is 9780826429698.

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Details for Sleeping Giant Has Awoken

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (June 2008)
Intro ByJohn D. Caputo
Number of Pages208
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1138014
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