Thumpin' It (Paper)

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

  • 9780664231736
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • 200
  • 62.50
  • Paper
  • 066423173X
  • 12/17/2007
  • 3-5 days processing
$ 20.00

Description

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.

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