Our Endangered Values: Americas Moral Crisis by Jimmy CarterPresident 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 -- womens rights, terrorism, homosexuality, civil liberties, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, preemptive war, and Americas global image.
Our Endangered Values
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. One of the things that struck me is the continued timeliness of the book despite having been published in His analysis of the Middle East situation is "spot-on" and his concerns for the long term thoughtlessness and selfishness of U. Statistics and information are well documented. This book should be a "must read" regardless of one's political philosophy. An important book for everyone to read. RosemerrySong Oct 31, Perhaps the greatest ex-president of all time I know, Harding never got the chance , it's a good look at his mids assessment of the moral issues facing the country.
America's Moral Crisis
In the presidential campaign of , George H. Bush's family values platform collapsed under the weight of a recession, and to many, the political discussion of morality retreated, taking refuge under the so-called Religious Right. But since the second election of George W.
Jimmy Carter is without doubt one of the most active and influential ex-presidents in American history. After leaving office, he established the nonprofit Carter Center, tasked with advancing human rights around the world. For these and other efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in MotherJones: In your book, you talk about the intersection in recent years of religious and political fundamentalism. What is the origin of this merger? Jimmy Carter: I think it was in , when future fundamentalists took control of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is a very important religious and political factor in this country.
Many of these matters are under fierce debate, and include pre-emptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the welding of religion and politics. Carter, sustained by his own lifelong faith, assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal, but balanced and courageous way. Our Endangered Values is a book that his millions of readers have eagerly awaited. Jimmy Carter has written a thoughtful book which is insightful. He has a strong Christian value system and points out that we must treat our fellow manwoman with respect even if that individual is different. Former president Carter is often characterized as a devout Christian peanut farmer. While that is accurate he is much more than that.