1st Edition

One Nation Under God? Religion and American Culture

Edited By Marjorie Garber, Rebecca Walkowitz Copyright 1999
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    One Nation Under God? is a remarkable consideration of how religion manifests itself in America today.

    Part 1 Civility; Chapter 1 The Multireligious Public Square, Diana L. Eck; Chapter 2 Civic Religion and the First Amendment, David Lyle Jeffrey; Chapter 3 Jewish Denominationalism Meets the Open Society, Rabbi Irving Greenberg; Chapter 4 The Cloistered Closet, Dorothy A. AustinThe Reverend; Chapter 5 What'S Derrida Got to Do with Jesus?: Rhetoric, Black Religion, and Theory, Michael Eric Dyson; Part 2 Law; Chapter 6 Getting Religion, Janet R. Jakobsen, Ann Pellegrini; Chapter 7 Losing Faith in the Secular and the Culture of International Governance, David Kennedy; Chapter 8 Islamic Law and Muslim Women in America, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri; Part 3 Practice; Chapter 9 Yom Hashoah in the Capital Rotunda, Deborah E. Lipstadt; Chapter 10 “Plenty Good Room…” in a Changing Black Church, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes; Chapter 11 Cremation American Style: Consumers' Last Rites, Stephen Prothero; Chapter 12 From Monticello to Graceland: Jefferson and Elvis as American Icons, Robert Kiely; Chapter 13 Practicing Christian Rock, Barbara Claire Freeman; Part 4 Conversion; Chapter 14 Mormonism and Other Narratives of the Living Dead, William R. Handley; Chapter 15 American Heritage, Peter S. Hawkins; Chapter 16 Two-Point Conversion, Marjorie Garber;


    Marjorie Garber is the William R Kenan, Jr Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard University. Her most recent book is Symptoms of Culture (Routledge 1998). Rebecca L. Walkowitz is completing her Ph.D. at Harvard and has most recently coedited, with Paul B. Franklin and Marjorie Garber, Field Work: Sites in Literary and Cultural Studies (Routledge 1996). Together they edit the series CultureWork, in which this volume appears.

    "[T]hese essays often 'challenge the uniform narratives'..." -- Religious Studies Review