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New Approaches to Religion and Power

Theological Perspectives for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Isasi-Diaz, A., Fulkerson, M., Carbine, R. (Eds.)

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Rather than wield religion as a weapon or a ruse in irrational appeals, the book attempts to reimagine a shared American mythos and ethos, by reminding us of our shared stake in creating an America committed to the life of all peoples and species and to the full developments of our capabilities as an exercise of liberty.

About the authors

Andrea Smith associate professor, Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside James H. Evans, Jr. Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Sharon Welch provost and professor of religion and society, Meadville Lombard Theological School K. Christine Pae Assistant Professor of Ethics, Denison University Paula M. Cooey Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Christian Theology and Culture, Macalester College Teresa Delgado Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Iona College Joerg Rieger Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University Mark Lewis Taylor Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture, Department of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary Anthony B. Pinn Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University Stephanie Y. Mitchem Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina

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"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - what's not to love? Sadly, much hate has been enacted under the auspices of these American ideals. But that's only one side of the stories you will read here. Their other side is about the hunger for life and the struggle for elemental freedom going on everywhere in America indeed, everywhere in the world - beyond the lonely domain of the 1%. Listening deeply to these stories, these authors articulate a vision of happiness that's both eminently possible and urgently needed." Kathleen Sands, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA

'A highly engaging and provocative series of reflections from a stellar group of theologian-activists on the state of our American creed. The volume powerfully captures the urgency of retrieving core American values from the racism, militarism, and economic injustices that eviscerate their moral power. It is a wonderful testimony to the spirit and legacy of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz.' Linell Cady, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Indigenous Dream—A World without an “America”

    Smith, Andrea

    Pages 3-12

  • Race, Religion, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    Evans, James H.

    Pages 13-22

  • Pax Americana, Pax Humana

    Welch, Sharon

    Pages 23-33

  • The United States as a Responsible Member of the Global Community: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness When Globalized Militarization Matters

    Pae, Keun-Joo Christine

    Pages 37-49

  • Living Sustainably toward Social Justice: Asceticism Revisited

    Cooey, Paula M.

    Pages 51-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theological Perspectives for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Book Subtitle
Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century
Editors
  • A. Isasi-Diaz
  • M. Fulkerson
  • R. Carbine
Series Title
New Approaches to Religion and Power
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37221-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137372215
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37170-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-37222-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 184
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