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2018: Week 2 Speaker Books

Week Two :: June 30–July 7

American Identity

Who are we as Americans? Everyone has their own definition of the American identity, and most agree it’s being lost. A recent poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 71 percent of Americans feel the United States is losing its national identity — that is, the beliefs and values the country represents. During this week, we reach across the aisles of both politics and faith. We examine how we’ve defined American identity throughout our history and the stories we’ve told to shape that identity; the political, economic and social factors that shape our contemporary definitions; and what these different national identities — at times in conflict with one another — mean for our democracy and the prosperity of all Americans. We’ll consider whether a new foundation of American identity is necessary — or even possible.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Religion and American Identity

Religion has played a significant role in the evolution of an America identity. This week we will examine the role that religion has played in the development of that identity. Why is it that America continues to be the most religious nation in the developed world? How have various “moments” in American religious history shaped how America understands itself? We will begin with current data that will help us to know better who we have become, and who we are becoming.

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Titles below are arranged alphabetically by Speaker.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307476821
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2013

Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684853789
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 6th, 2001

On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743227391
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2005

The Road to Character Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983418
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 13th, 2016

The Road to Character Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993257
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Published: Random House - April 14th, 2015

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979374
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 3rd, 2012

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143120582
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400077410
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Published: Anchor - January 6th, 2009

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562853
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Published: Penguin Press - February 20th, 2018

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385721868
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Published: Anchor - January 6th, 2004

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143126355
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Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2015

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594205460
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Published: Penguin Press - February 4th, 2014

The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781560259770
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Published: Basic Books - March 27th, 2007

Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons In Life, Love, And Language Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802779144
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 13th, 2011

Dreaming in Chinese: And Discovering What Makes a Billion People Tick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781780720852
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Published: Short Books - April 1st, 2012

Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679758563
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 1997

China Airborne: The Test of China's Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400031276
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Published: Vintage - February 26th, 2013

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871843
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Published: Pantheon - May 8th, 2018

Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312655419
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Published: Picador - November 23rd, 2010

A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780664262686
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - August 31st, 2016

The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World's Future Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780802844200
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Published: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - January 14th, 2013

Still Christian Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780664263379
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - August 18th, 2017

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night: A Morning and Evening Prayer Book Cover Image
By Jeanie Gushee (Editor), David P. Gushee (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780849964480
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Published: Thomas Nelson Publishers - October 30th, 2012

The End of White Christian America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501122323
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance Cover Image
By John F. Kilner (Editor), Russell DiSilvestro (Contribution by), David Gushee (Contribution by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780801049408
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Published: Baker Academic - January 3rd, 2017

Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (Jeffersonian America) Cover Image
$39.50
ISBN: 9780813939568
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Published: University of Virginia Press - January 12th, 2017

Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (Jeffersonian America) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780813941929
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Published: University of Virginia Press - May 1st, 2018

Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807077528
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Published: Beacon Press - September 3rd, 2013

American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110002
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Published: Penguin Books - March 14th, 2017

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143122029
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035343
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2005

Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127932
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Published: Penguin Books - October 27th, 2015