For God and Country: Transcendence and Public Life

Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael Gottsegen

Research Area: Culture and religion; Politics

Keywords: Congregations; Values; Social Problems; Advocacy

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author explores the ideal of citizenship and issues of the common good. He questions whether religion can contribute to a rejuvenation of American political and civic life, and calls on religious leaders to raise the bar of expectations.