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The Resource America's four gods : what we say about God-- & what that says about us, Paul Froese & Christopher Bader

America's four gods : what we say about God-- & what that says about us, Paul Froese & Christopher Bader

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America's four gods : what we say about God-- & what that says about us
Title
America's four gods
Title remainder
what we say about God-- & what that says about us
Statement of responsibility
Paul Froese & Christopher Bader
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite all the hype surrounding the "New Atheism," the United States remains one of the most religious nations on Earth. In fact, 95% of Americans believe in God--a level of agreement rarely seen in American life. The greatest divisions in America are not between atheists and believers, or even between people of different faiths. What divides us, this groundbreaking book shows, is how we conceive of God and the role He plays in our daily lives. America's Four Gods draws on the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and illuminating survey of American's religious beliefs ever conducted to offer a systematic exploration of how Americans view God. Paul Froese and Christopher Bader argue that many of America's most intractable social and political divisions emerge from religious convictions that are deeply held but rarely openly discussed. Drawing upon original survey data from thousands of Americans and a wealth of in-depth interviews from all parts of the country, Froese and Bader trace America's cultural and political diversity to its ultimate source--differing opinions about God. They show that regardless of our religious tradition (or lack thereof), Americans worship four distinct types of God: The Authoritative God--who is both engaged in the world and judgmental; The Benevolent God--who loves and helps us in spite of our failings; The Critical God--who catalogs our sins but does not punish them (at least not in this life); and The Distant God--who stands apart from the world He created. The authors show that these four conceptions of God form the basis of our worldviews and are among the most powerful predictors of how we feel about the most contentious issues in American life. Accessible, insightful, and filled with the voices of ordinary Americans discussing their most personal religious beliefs, America's Four Gods provides an invaluable portrait of how we view God and therefore how we view virtually everything else"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
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Froese, Paul
Dewey number
200.973/09051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.F75 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bader, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • God
  • RELIGION
  • TRAVEL
  • God
  • Religion
  • United States
Label
America's four gods : what we say about God-- & what that says about us, Paul Froese & Christopher Bader
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why god? -- America's four gods -- God, self, and society -- God and morals -- God and science -- God and mammon -- God and evil -- The future of god -- The god questionnaire
Control code
667292391
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199712199
Lccn
2010003101
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612763274
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
276327
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667292391
Label
America's four gods : what we say about God-- & what that says about us, Paul Froese & Christopher Bader
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why god? -- America's four gods -- God, self, and society -- God and morals -- God and science -- God and mammon -- God and evil -- The future of god -- The god questionnaire
Control code
667292391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199712199
Lccn
2010003101
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612763274
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
276327
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667292391

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