Dispatches from the Religious Left : The Future of Faith and Politics in America

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  • Copyright: 10/1/2008
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Over the past thirty years, while the Religious Right has developed into one of the most powerful forces in American politics, the Religious Left-despite having a rich historical tradition of leading social change in the United States-has been unable to develop into a movement with the scale or coherence of the Religious Right. Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America is a groundbreaking and visionary collection that offers a progressive counter-voice to the Religious Right's dominance over the religious conversation in America. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Editor's Introductionp. 10
Envisioning a More Politically Dynamic Religious Left
Hillel's Questions: A Call for Leadershipp. 17
Religious Left: Changing the Scriptp. 21
Not by Outrage Alonep. 37
Religious Right, Religious Leftp. 43
Who's God? Faith, Democracy, and the Making of an Authentic Religious Leftp. 61
Memos on Hot Button Issues
A Progressive Vision of Church-State Relationsp. 81
Towards a Theology of Sexual Justicep. 89
Reproductive Justice and a Comprehensive Social Justice Ethicp. 99
Creationism, Evolution, and the Integrity of Science and Religionp. 106
Take it from a Stem Cell Catholicp. 114
Are We More Devoted to Order or to Justice?p. 120
Getting from Here to There
Wrong about the Rightp. 129
Thoughts about Power, Organization and Leadershipp. 141
Organizing Clergy for Marriage Equality in Massachusettsp. 153
The Organizing Model of We Believe Ohiop. 161
Three Wheels that Need Not Be Reinventedp. 167
Using New Media to Strengthen the Religious Leftp. 175
The Funding Challenges of the Religious Leftp. 181
I Don't Believe in Atheistsp. 189
Afterwordp. 200
Contributorsp. 205
Acknowledgementsp. 215
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