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

May 30 2015

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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