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One notion under God: The corporate roots of modern American Christianity.

May 30 2015
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The national day of prayer, the national prayer breakfast, ‘under God,’ in the pledge, ‘In God We trust’ on stamps and money – all these things happen in a quick span of about five years. And this creates an idea that we are all one nation under god. It fuses piety and patriotism.

Historian Kevin Kruse explains how a coalition of anti-New Deal capitalists, PR firms and ministers manufactured America’s image as a free market, Christian nation, and why that alliance changed both religion and politics for generations to come.

Kevin is author of the new book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.

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Kevin M. Kruse

Kevin M. Kruse is a professor of history at Princeton University.

 

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