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Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Vincent D. Rougeau


This book challenges the argument that the United States is a Christian nation, and that the American founding and the American Constitution can be linked to a Christian understanding of the state and society. The author argues that the United States has become an economic empire of consumer-citizens, led by elites who seek to secure American political and economic dominance around the world. Freedom and democracy for the oppressed are the public themes put forward to justify this dominance, but the driving force behind American hegemony is the need to sustain economic growth and maintain soci ... More

Keywords: Christians, American empire, United States, social thought, American politics, freedom, democracy, dignity, solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195188097
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent D. Rougeau, author
Notre Dame Law School