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God in America Series

'God in America:' Faith and Politics

Marilyn Mellowes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Mellowes

Night Three of God in America explores the relationship of faith and politics through the lives of three men who dominated the political and religious landscape of the 20th century: Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jerry Falwell. Each of these men became preachers whose words swayed millions; each addressed the themes of salvation, prophecy and deliverance; each had a vision of what America was -- and what America ought to be.

'God In America:' The PBS Special And A Conversation With Stephen Prothero

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

According to the PBS special, not only is God in America, but God, or belief in God, is woven into the very fabric of American culture and politics. So much so, observes Prothero, "we are no longer a country of two political parties but two political-religious parties."

'God In America:' A House Divided Twice

Marilyn Mellowes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Mellowes

Night Two of God In America explores a fracturing American religiousness. The Civil War drove the first wedge, as North and South turned to the Bible to find warrant for their opposing stands on the issue of slavery. No sooner had the nation begun to heal the wounds of war when Protestantism itself divided in response to modernity, splitting into liberal and conservative camps.

'God in America:' A Question of Religious Liberty (VIDEO)

Marilyn Mellowes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Mellowes

Night One of God in America explores how religion imprinted America with a distinctive Protestant stamp and how religious liberty proved noble in principle but messy in practice.