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Civil Religion or Public Theology?: On the Presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Culture and Aesthetics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1889-2823
2017 (English)In: The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, ISSN 2154-8633, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 43-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the inauguration of the civil religion debate in the United States in 1967, it has been argued that the religious dimension of American presidency should be understood as a kind of civil religion, normally based upon the definition of Jean Jacque Rousseau or variations of his definition. However, in this article the author argues, based upon the empirical material presented in Public Papers of the President and elsewhere, that a more accurate description of the religious dimension of some modern presidencies is public theology. He uses the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush as case studies.

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Champaign, IL, USA: Common Ground Publishing, 2017. Vol. 7, no 4, p. 43-53
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Civil Religion, Public Theology, Robert N. Bellah, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush
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Religious Studies History Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-143767DOI: 10.18848/2154-8633/CGP/v07i04/43-53OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-143767DiVA: diva2:1166823
Available from: 2017-12-16 Created: 2017-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-20

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