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The Resource Failing America's faithful : how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Failing America's faithful : how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

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Failing America's faithful : how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way
Title
Failing America's faithful
Title remainder
how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Educator and philanthropist Kennedy Townsend issues a spiritual call to arms to all those who feel that churches in America today--Catholic and Protestant alike--are failing the faithful. American churches today are more involved in offering prescriptions for what one ought not to do than in working for the greater good. Kennedy Townsend grew up when both America and the Church were undergoing a revolutionary transformation. She documents how America's churches have been in the forefront of the fight for social progress: from the struggle for independence, to the abolitionist movement, to the support of women's suffrage, better working conditions, and civil rights. And she shows how today's churches, allied with the political right, have become obsessed with fighting legal and legislative battles about personal and private issues, while the neediest are forgotten. But opposition to this distortion of Christian traditions has been growing, and the book's message is one of hope.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Kathleen
Dewey number
261.70973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR526
LC item number
.T72 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christian sociology
Label
Failing America's faithful : how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206)
Control code
ocm64688407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 206 p.
Isbn
9780446577151
Lccn
2006007523
System control number
(OCoLC)64688407
Label
Failing America's faithful : how today's churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206)
Control code
ocm64688407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 206 p.
Isbn
9780446577151
Lccn
2006007523
System control number
(OCoLC)64688407

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