By Candida R. Moss,Joel S. Baden
How the billionaire vendors of pastime foyer are spending 1000s of thousands of greenbacks to make the United States a “Bible nation”
Like many evangelical Christians, the fairway relations of Oklahoma urban believes that the United States used to be based on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” however the vegetables are faraway from usual evangelicals in alternative ways. The billionaire vendors of pastime foyer, an enormous national chain of craft shops, the vegetables got here to nationwide recognition in 2014 after effectively suing the government over their spiritual objections to provisions of the cheap Care Act. what's much less well known is that the vegetables are actually America’s largest monetary supporters of Christian causes—and they're spending hundreds of thousands of thousands of greenbacks in an formidable 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 initiatives and the various questions they raise.
Bible Nation tells the tale of the vegetables’ swift acquisition of an extraordinary choice of biblical antiquities; their construction of a heavily managed team of students to check 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 doubtless disparate projects advertise a truly specific set of ideals in regards to the Bible—and bring up critical moral questions on the exchange in biblical antiquities, the integrity of educational study, and more.
Bible Nation is a crucial and well timed account of the way an unlimited deepest fortune is getting used to advertise own religion within the public sphere—and why it may topic to everyone.
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