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Prophets and Patriots : Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide - by Ruth Braunstein (Paperback)

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Prophets and Patriots takes readers inside two of the most active populist movements of the Obama era and highlights cultural convergences and contradictions at the heart of American political life. In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, the book follows participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable. Both groups viewed themselves as the latest in a long line of prophetic voices and patriotic heroes who were carrying forward the promise of the American democratic project. Yet the ways in which each group put this common vision into practice reflected very different understandings of American democracy and citizenship.

Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Social Science, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Ruth Braunstein
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 51994774
UPC: 9780520293656
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5735
$29.95

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