Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. As a believing Christian, Carter takes on issues that are under fierce debate -- women's rights, terrorism,... show more
President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. As a believing Christian, Carter takes on issues that are under fierce debate -- women's rights, terrorism, homosexuality, civil liberties, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, preemptive war, and America's global image.
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I imagine this would have been a better read at the time it was published. This book is essentially a list of criticisms of Republican actions taken during the Presidency of George W. Bush. If you are a liberal you would agree with all of it, and if you are a conservative you would not. It was no...
Makes me wish Carter had been given a second term. Perhaps the '80s wouldn't have been so disgusting.Our Endangered Values is mostly a rant against fundamentalism. This is interesting considering Carter's well-publicized, strong religious faith. I must admit that was a bit of a problem for me readin...
I read this at my husbands request, who is a big Jimmy Carter fan. My husband is an atheist and thought I would be interested in this book because Carter discusses his faith, his strong belief in the Separation of Church and State, and basically where he thinks that the Religious Right goes wrong.I...
This book covers a few too many points; the message would have been stronger if more focused. I learned a lot about Baptists, and strongly agree with most of the sentiments here. What would have made this book better is "how do we get there from here", which worked very well in "Palestine Peace Not ...
Preaching to the choir much? At any rate, when you're Jimmy Carter's age, surely you've earned the right to write what you want. Anyway, it's nice to feel validated: the far right's rhetorical (and financial, and political) monopoly on Christianity in the United States is depressing and sorta evil, ...