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Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America Hardcover – September, 1984

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (September 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802835880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802835888
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Original heavy hitting book written in the early 80's, that had a huge impact, a bit dated. However, it is neither light nor medium reading.

Heavier reading than I would like on this subject(which I am loathe and rare to say), because he spends pages going into philosophical nuance, explaining detail upon detail before moving the subject along. Also many pages are used either refuting statements or in support of those prominent on the scene of the 80's-both politically and philosophically. More suited to someone with a degree in philosophy who would like a book that stays deep and doesnt mind its era punctuated retorts and supports. For todays reader I would suggest searching for a more up to date, lighter reading on the topic.

And speaking of more up to date books topical to our day:
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
by Ross Douthat, "The Naked Public Square" of our time.
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This book put my faith to the test: Can I be in the world, but not of it? Neuhaus' "naked public square" refers to the public spaces in American life, which are naked or empty because religion and religious values have been systematically excluded from the public arena and from determination of public policy. This book should be given to every politician-does anyone have a few hundred thousand dollars so we can do that? Get the book and learn how you can clothe the naked public square.
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Book in good shape, interesting read, good FR Neuhaus as usual
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