Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby by Candida R. Moss,Joel S. Baden PDF

By Candida R. Moss,Joel S. Baden

How the billionaire proprietors of pastime foyer are spending enormous quantities of thousands of greenbacks to make the US a “Bible nation”

Like many evangelical Christians, the golf green kinfolk of Oklahoma urban believes that the United States was once based on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” however the vegetables are faraway from regular evangelicals in alternative routes. The billionaire proprietors of pastime foyer, an important national chain of craft shops, the vegetables got here to nationwide awareness in 2014 after effectively suing the government over their non secular objections to provisions of the reasonable Care Act. what's much less widely recognized is that the vegetables are actually America’s largest monetary supporters of Christian causes—and they're spending hundreds and hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in an bold attempt to extend the Bible’s impact on American society. In Bible Nation, Candida Moss and Joel Baden give you the first in-depth investigative account of the vegetables’ sweeping Bible tasks and the various questions they raise.

Bible Nation tells the tale of the vegetables’ speedy acquisition of an unprecedented choice of biblical antiquities; their production of a heavily managed team of students to review and advertise their assortment; their efforts to put a Bible curriculum in public faculties; and their development of a $500 million Museum of the Bible close to the nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C. Bible Nation unearths how those probably disparate tasks advertise a truly specific set of ideals concerning the Bible—and bring up critical moral questions about the exchange in biblical antiquities, the integrity of educational examine, and more.

Bible Nation is a vital and well timed account of ways an enormous deepest fortune is getting used to advertise own religion within the public sphere—and why it may subject to everyone.

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