Debating the Divine: Religion in 21st Century American Democracy
by Sally Steenland
Publisher: Center for American Progress 2008
Number of pages: 100
This collection of essays aims to turn down the heat and turn up the light on the question of whether religion should be a force shaping our public policies and our common civic life. Because the issue of religion in public life is complex, encompassing theory, history, and practice, we purposely did not set up a narrowly-focused debate in which each side shot at the other, and the side with the fiercest arguments and most adherents won. Instead, we have chosen to examine the many facets of the issue in a thoughtful way, in hopes of finding new insights and, perhaps, common ground.
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by Louis Dyer - MacMillan
Eight lectures given in 1890 at the Lowell Institute: introduction; Demeter at Eleusis and Cnidus; Dionysus in Thrace and Old Attica; Dionysus at Athens; gods at Eleusis; Aesculapius at Epidaurus and Athens; Aphrodite at Paphos; Apollo at Delos.
by Edward Foley - MDPI AG
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by Matt Young - FirstBooks Library
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