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In Defense of Religious Moderation
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In Defense of Religious Moderation

William Egginton

Abstract

This book laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example—and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, the text argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, the text goes so far as to question whether fundamentalis ... More

Keywords: religion in America, religious fundamentalists, political discourse, religious belief, atheists, code of codes, religious moderation, master code

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231148788
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Egginton, author
The Johns Hopkins University