Book description:Genre: New books
1st ed. of "Christianity and American Democracy".
ISBN 13: 9780674025141
Number of pages: 285
Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Hugh Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other.Heclo shows that amid deeply felt religious differences, a Protestant colonial society gradually convinced itself of the truly Christian reasons for, as well as the enlightened p