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Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order Hardcover – November 10, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0195188097 ISBN-10: 0195188098

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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195188098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195188097
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.8 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,746,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vincent Rougeau is associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches a law and religion seminar on Catholic social thought, as well as courses in contract law and real estate transactions. He currently directs the Center for Law and Government at Notre Dame Law School, and previously served as associate dean from 1999-2002. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gelasius on February 7, 2009
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Vincent Rougeau has written a must-read book for those who see Christian thought as transformative of a culture that has been -- until the most recent economic unpleasantness -- content to live atmostic, isolated lives devoted to material acquisition. Rourgeau demonstrates how indulging myth of Christian virtue and charity gets in the way of genuine opportunities for love of neighbor in community as it relates to the most difficult and divisive issues we confront. As St. Augustive prescribed about the Bible: "take and read." At a moment of great promise in America, when Catholic voters answered the big question whether they Could Support Barack Obama with an overwhelming "yes, we can!" -- even in the face of some who sought to use faith to close minds and punish -- Rougeau demonstrates how seeing Christ in the service of others brings us to common ground and builds up, rather than tears down, community.
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