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Benjamin J. Pauli is a lecturer in political science at Rutgers University.
Part 3 Part 1. Theoretical and Historical Frameworks
Chapter 4 Chapter 1. Religion and Secular Progress in America
Chapter 5 Chapter 2. Religion and the Common Weal
Chapter 6 Chapter 3.After Religion: Progressive Politics and the Ethics of Modernity
Part 7 Part 2. Bridging the Personal and the Political
Chapter 8 Chapter 4. The Nonduality of Personal and Social Transformation: Why Religion and the Left Need Each Other
Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Religious but not Spiritual: Creating a New Communion
Part 10 Part 3. Confronting Religious Conservatism
Chapter 11 Chapter 6. The Politics of God in the Christian Tradition
Chapter 12 Chapter 7. Against the Theocrats
Chapter 13 Chapter 8. 'New' Evangelicals and the Post-Political Horizons of Neoliberalism
Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Prophet or Priest: The Politics of Rev. Jim Wallis
Part 15 Part 4. Ideas in Context
Chapter 16 Chapter 10. A Sociopolitical Critique of Ethno-Religious Chauvinism in Contemporary Arab Societies
Chapter 17 Chapter 11. All These Atheists and Rebels: Reflections on the Explosion of the Jewish Prophetic in Our Time
18 About the Contributors
In this volume renowned scholars and emerging authorities of wide-ranging perspectives offer fresh insights on the rich relationship between religion and the Left. By turns inspiring and thought-provoking, these essays remind us how vital religious thought and spiritual commitment have been to the progressive tradition-and how indispensable they remain to its renewal.
— Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University
This book is strong evidence that progressives are far from bereft of challenging ideas, critical and self-critical analyses, and compelling visions of a more just and democratic society. It is a critical resource for people of good faith, secular and religious, who fight for social justice. It is a strong antidote to the superficial, mendacious, and ill-tempered public discourse that prevails today. It engages us at a profound nexus of religion and politics that can equip us with a more rooted and confident solidarity to face the difficult struggles ahead.
— Jim Sessions, President, Working America Education Fund and Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice of East Tennessee