• One Nation Under God

  • How Corporate America Invented Christian America
  • By: Kevin M. Kruse
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-04-2015
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Publisher's Summary

Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of "Christian America" is nothing more than a myth - and a relatively recent one at that.
The assumption that America was, is, and always will be a Christian nation dates back no further than the 1930s, when a coalition of businessmen and religious leaders united in opposition to FDR's New Deal. With the full support of Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, these activists - the forerunners of the Religious Right - propelled religion into the public sphere. Church membership skyrocketed; Congress added the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and made "In God We Trust" the country's official motto. For the first time, America became a thoroughly religious nation.
Provocative and authoritative, One Nation Under God reveals how the comingling of money, religion, and politics created a false origin story that continues to define and divide American politics today.
©2015 Kevin M. Kruse (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Show More Show Less

Regular price: $40.61

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – love a book or swap it for free
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $16.45/month
Select or add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $40.61

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.
No Reviews are Available

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Chawks on 06-05-2015

Excellent

Fascinating book well worth reading.

As a practicing Christian and a republican I have a long wondered how the party of limited government became the party of big government when it comes to religion. This book is the story of how this occurred.

The book is well written and far from being the cure for insomnia. The narrator is also excellent with his intonation and impersonations.

For further background I would suggest God of Liberty: by Thomas S Kidd. This book fills in the historical gaps and is also excellent.




Read More Hide me

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Sandra E. Chatelain on 27-05-2016

The beat goes on...

Fascinating history of the political polarization fostered by corporate resistance to "the welfare state" through the co-opting of the religious right. Discouraging but revealing. A little too detailed.

Read More Hide me

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews