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Thumpin' It

The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics

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In one of the most insightful, provocative, and witty books yet to explore the fascinating relationship between the Bible and American politics, author Jacques Berlinerblau looks at how the left, right, and everyone in between have used and misused the Bible to advance their political causes and careers. In this engaging book, Berlinerblau looks at the recent history of how Scripture has influenced public policy, including debates about the environment, abortion, stem cell research, and foreign policy. Berlinerblau also pays close attention to how recent U.S. presidents have employed the Bible, and he examines how each of the major candidates in the 2008 presidential elections used and often misused the Bible in his or her race for the White House.

Jacques Berlinerblau is Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he also directs the Program for Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He holds separate doctorates in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and in Theoretical Sociology. His books include Heresy in the University: The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibility of American Intellectuals and The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously.

Thumpin' It
The Use and Abuse ...
by Westminster John Knox Press
Jacques Berlinerblau
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