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Getting Religion - Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama Obama

Kenneth L. Woodward

"In this thoughtful book, Ken Woodward offers us a memorable portrait of the past seven decades of American life and culture. From Reinhold Niebuhr to Billy Graham, from Abraham Heschel to the Dali Lama, from George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton, Woodward captures the personalities and charts the philosophical trends that have shaped the way we live now." -Jon Meacham, author of Destiny and Power Impeccably researched, thought-challenging and leavened by wit, Getting Religion, the highly-anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is ideal perfect for readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life. Here the award-winning author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century. There are few people writing today who could tell this important story with such authority and insight. A scholar as well as one of the nation's most respected journalists, Woodward served as Newsweek's religion editor for nearly forty years, reporting from five continents and contributing over 700 articles, including nearly 100 cover stories, on a wide range of social issues, ideas and movements. Beginning with a bold reassessment of the Fifties, Woodward's narrative weaves through Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; women's liberation and Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Along the way, Woodward provides riveting portraits of many of the era's major figures: preachers like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell; politicians Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; movement leaders Daniel Berrigan, Abraham J

"In this thoughtful book, Ken Woodward offers us a memorable portrait of the past seven decades of American life and culture. From Reinhold Niebuhr to Billy Graham, from Abraham Heschel to the Dali Lama, from George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton, Woodward captures the personalities and charts the philosophical trends that have shaped the way we live now." -Jon Meacham, author of Destiny and Power Impeccably researched, thought-challenging and leavened by wit, Getting Religion, the highly-anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is ideal perfect for readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life. Here the award-winning author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century. There are few people writing today who could tell this important story with such authority and insight. A scholar as well as one of the nation's most respected journalists, Woodward served as Newsweek's religion editor for nearly forty years, reporting from five continents and contributing over 700 articles, including nearly 100 cover stories, on a wide range of social issues, ideas and movements. Beginning with a bold reassessment of the Fifties, Woodward's narrative weaves through Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; women's liberation and Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Along the way, Woodward provides riveting portraits of many of the era's major figures: preachers like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell; politicians Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; movement leaders Daniel Berrigan, Abraham J
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"In this thoughtful book, Ken Woodward offers us a memorable portrait of the past seven decades of American life and culture. From Reinhold Niebuhr to Billy Graham, from Abraham Heschel to the Dali Lama, from George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton, Woodward captures the personalities and charts the philosophical trends that have shaped the way we live now." -Jon Meacham, author of Destiny and Power Impeccably researched, thought-challenging and leavened by wit, Getting Religion, the highly-anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is ideal perfect for readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life. Here the award-winning author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century. There are few people writing today who could tell this important story with such authority and insight. A scholar as well as one of the nation's most respected journalists, Woodward served as Newsweek's religion editor for nearly forty years, reporting from five continents and contributing over 700 articles, including nearly 100 cover stories, on a wide range of social issues, ideas and movements. Beginning with a bold reassessment of the Fifties, Woodward's narrative weaves through Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; women's liberation and Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Along the way, Woodward provides riveting portraits of many of the era's major figures: preachers like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell; politicians Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; movement leaders Daniel Berrigan, Abraham J

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Altschuler

Length:

18h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:32


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:20


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:03


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:48


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:37


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:57


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:59


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:01


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:09


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:12


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:20


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:44


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:01


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:37


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:31


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:55


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:29


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:55


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:56


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:43


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:06


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:40


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:04


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:21


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:42


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:55


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:10


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:43


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:55


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:54


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:43


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:30


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

02:43


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:21


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:06


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:50


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:48


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:35


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:21


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:24


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:25


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:50


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:08


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:39


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:34


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:58


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:17


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:37


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:23


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:37


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:05


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:25


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:01


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:56


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:48


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:51


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:34


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:20


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

09:03


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:03


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

01:56


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

01:28


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:41


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

00:40