Moral politics – suggested reading

Forrest Church, God and other famous liberals – recapturing Bible, flag and family from the far right (NewYork: Simon and Schuster, 1991)

Parker Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy, the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2011

Forrest Church, The American Creed, a spiritual and patriotic primer (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002)

Jacob Needleman, The American Soul, rediscovering the wisdom of the founders (New York: Penguin Group, 2002)

Justin Buckley Dyer, editor, American Soul, the contested legacy of the Declaration of Independence (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2012)

Duncan Howlett, The Critical Way in Religion, testing and questing (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1980)

Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, the beginning of our religious traditions (New York; Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)

Michael Dowd, Thank God for Evolution, how the marriage of science and religion will transform your life and our world (New York: Penguin Group, 2007)

Michael Lerner, The Left Hand of God, taking back our country from the religious right (New York: Harper & Collins, 2006) 6 ,8

“This political Right achieved power by forging an alliance with a Religious Right that is willing to provide a sanctimonious religious veneer to the selfishness and materialism of the political right in exchange for the political power it needs to impose parts of its religious agenda on America6

…I will certainly do everything I can to prevent them from popularizing the notion that people have to be religious or believe in God to be moral and to challenge their particular understanding of what God wants from us.8

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