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What the World Should Be: Woodrow Wilson and the Crafting of a Faith-Based Foreign Policy Hardcover – June 16, 2008
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"This elegantly written narrative makes an utterly convincing argument: religious belief was at the heart of Wilson's vaunted idealism."―Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University
"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."―CHOICE
"Finally, we now have a serious examination of Woodrow Wilson's theology. In this thoughtful, well-researched book, Malcolm Magee goes beyond the usual stereotypes of Wilson to reveal a complex, deeply spiritual man who was both beholden to religious and political thought in equal measure. In terms of both history and historiography, students of American foreign relations are in Magee's debt. An excellent book."―Andrew Preston, Faculty of History, Cambridge University
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Finally, we now have a serious examination of Woodrow Wilson's theology. "-Andrew Preston"
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Malcolm Magee performs a much needed service in providing the theological and ideological roots of Wilson's "political faith." His book is thoroughly researched and painstakingly documented. And yet, happily, unlike many works which meet the first two criteria alone, Magee's work is stimulating, invigorating, and entertaining. Highly recommended!
This book is a short read, very engaging, and wonderfully crafted. I feel like I understand more about Woodrow Wilson after reading this than I did after reading John Milton Cooper's biography. By separating his political life from his religious understanding of the world, it misses the entire point of his religiously driven psyche.