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Civil Religion Identity and the Task of Political Representation

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the concept of civil religion identity to provide a deeper understanding of political representation. Civil religion identity has broad adherence in the American public, and ... More


G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Jonathan H Ebel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

G.I. Messiahs examines soldier veneration in twentieth- and twenty-first century America and argues that soldiers are the theological center of American civil religion. This book also recognizes that ... More


Civil Religion and National Identity

Andrew M. Manis

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between civil religion and national identity. The study of civil religion requires a tolerance for a certain amount of asceticism. Ever since 1967, when Robert ... More


Reviving the Civil Religious Tradition

Philip S. Gorski

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Philip S. Gorski’s chapter provides historical context for progressive religious groups’ use of civil religious rhetoric. Through an analysis of Barack Obama’s efforts to resurrect the civil ... More


Apocalypse and Sacrifice in Modern Film: American Exceptionalism and a Scandinavian Alternative

Jon Pahl

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the conjunctions between sacrifice and apocalyptic thought concerning the ‘end of the world’ in selected American and Scandinavian films. Following a brief theoretical overview ... More


The Crisis of the Union

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass religious interpretation of the cataclysmic events of the American Civil War. It details how Douglass believed God worked through the conflict to end slavery. The ... More


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