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The American Bible

'The American Bible' Collects The Texts Americans Argue About

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion

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Stephen Prothero | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Stephen Prothero

Some have argued that America is held together by a common creed or an American idea. But there is no such creed and no such idea. What we share is an informal canon of texts I refer to as "The American Bible," and a practice of arguing about them.