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God's Own Country: Religion and Politics in the USA Paperback – 12 Jun 2008

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (12 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340909277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340909270
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,387,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An essential read. (Guardian)

With a Presidential election coming up, Bates's observations provide a fascinating, sometimes disturbing, backdrop to the good fight ahead [US elections]. (Independent)

Bates's account of American religious life is detailed, accurate and engaging... (Church Times)

This tour of the wilder shores of US evangelism engages seriously with its ideas.... (Financial Times Magazine)

This is the best book on the religious politics of the USA thats come out for years. Once again, Stephen Bates gets it right. (Rev'd Dr Giles Fraser)

[Stephen Bates] is one of the most perceptive observers of religion in America -- on either side of the Atlantic. (Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the Simpsons)

Insightful, knowledgeable and at times a bit frightening . . . Bates reveals a social and political force with influence on the world stage that cannot be ignored. (Canon Dr Judith Maltby, University of Oxford)

I could not wait for this book to come out and it does not disappoint. (The Times Online)

Bates drove across the Bible Belt to write this book and packs it with a journalist's eye for detail and a good story ... It's a remarkable achievement; vivid, eloquent and vital for anyone wishing trying to understand the soul of the most powerful nation on earth. (Observer, Stephen Pritchard)

intriguing material (Sunday Tribune)

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In this new controversial book, Stephen Bates, the Guardian's religious affairs correspondent, investigates the influence of religion on US politics. How has it come to play such an important role and how it will affect the future of the world's superpower as momentum grows to elect a new president?

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4.0 out of 5 starsA great book in order to understand the role of religion in the USA
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