One Nation Under God
- How Corporate America Invented Christian America
- Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
- Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 14-04-2015
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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.
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By Chawks on 06-05-2015
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.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful