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God and Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics (Speaker's Corner) Paperback – November 1, 2005
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...gets downright biblical with politicians who campaign on vague values platforms. -- Diane Carman, DenverPost.com, November 8, 2005
A thoughtful brief about a religious revival underway in America and the risky implications in political life. -- Open Source, November 4, 2005
The most compelling, cogent contemporary treatise for the separation of church and state in America that we have come across. -- BuzzFlash.com, November 29, 2005
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Like most anyone with a TV set or a newspaper, I've seen and heard the barrage of views on religion vs. politics in the news today. I've heard the allegations of right-wing "veto" power being given to the Dobson clan and I've heard the retort. And while assuredly an important topic in America today I hadn't been compelled to study it or form an opionion until I saw Gary Hart on Fox News the other day. I recall Hart running for President and seen him appear from time to time on news shows, but I never knew or assumed that he was a religious man. But after his appearance on Fox News yesterday and hearing his conviction while learning more about his past (product of the Church of Nazarene and Yale Divinity School) I was intrigued to hear a fresh, educated perspective on the subject.
Upon picking up the book at my local bookstore, sorry Amazon I wanted it that day, I was pleasantly surprised if not a little shocked by the small physical size of the work. Unlike Jimmy Carter's book on religion and politics - which was shelved next to it, Hart's "Caesar" is a short, compact essay that for whatever reason was fun to drop into my coat pocket and carry around as if it were a "secret" document of an "underground club." "Caesar" is easily digested in a single sitting and a voracious reader could likely tackle the work in less than an hour.
As I turned the last page last night and sat the book down on my nightstand I felt compelled to write this review - which is one of my first. I'm not a "politico," I'm not a member of the religious right, or left for that matter, I'm average joe american. I've read Freakonomics, I've read Harry Potter, but for whatever reason I was drawn to get a simple, easy to read take on the media frenzy that is religion vs. government.Read more ›
We all play a part in this scenario and Gary Hart succinctly highlights the inherent dangers when the line that splits Church and State is blurred. I liked this book and would recommend it to anyone of any persuasion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In Gary Hart's moronically simplistic and two-dimensional rant on the separation of Church and State, he actually misquotes the United States Constitution. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Wolfman
Hart's representation of the religious right is a straw man. It must come from his legalistic Nazarene tradition and personal experience or his own prejudicial rendering of how he... Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by D. Thompson