One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (by Kevin M. Kruse)


Author(s): Kevin M. Kruse

Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2015-04-14
ISBN-10: 0465049494
ISBN-13: 9780465049493
Language: English
Description:
We’re often told that the United States is, was, and always has
been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God,
historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of “Christian
America” is an invention—and a relatively recent one at
that.
As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and
formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when
businessmen enlisted religious activists in their fight against
FDR’s New Deal. Corporations from General Motors to Hilton Hotels
bankrolled conservative clergymen, encouraging them to attack the
New Deal as a program of “pagan statism” that perverted the… more…

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