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Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Steven Goldberg


Public recognition of religion has been a part of American political life from the country's beginning, and that is not going to change. But in recent years, the effort by some to challenge the long held separation of church and state by imposing religion in the public sphere has caused more harm than good. Along the lines of other incredulous “neo-Enlightenment” books, this book makes a case that the gravest threat to real faith comes from those who would water down religion in order to win the dubious honor of forcing it into public buildings and classrooms. The freedom of religion enjoyed i ... More

Keywords: religion, faith, American courts, religious symbolism, public spaces, Ten Commandments, intelligent design, religious holidays, consumerism, church and state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758611
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Goldberg, author