In the course of the 20th century, Pentecostalism expanded from a small revival movement to a global presence comparable in its extent and variety to Roman Catholicism or Anglicanism. Yet few people in mainstream U.S. churches know much about it, and what little they do know relates more to Pentecostal practice than to Pentecostal thought.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Americans were unified. We had all been attacked, and we knew what we were defending. References to Pearl Harbor sprang readily to mind. This was our moment to stand up and stand together.
A Theology of Public Life
Charles T. Mathewes
Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship
Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices
Jennifer A. Herdt
Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality
Martha C. Nussbaum
On Religious Liberty: Selections from the Works of Roger Williams
James Calvin Davis, ed.
Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History
Charles E. Curran
The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960
We have come a long way from the naked public square. Political strategists have learned that for most people there is a connection between their religious beliefs and their political choices. The next step may be to understand that our most basic ways of thinking about politics begin in theology.