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

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"Moss and Baden’s account of how a family of billionaires has almost single--handedly transformed the American religious landscape—to the benefit of some and the detriment of many—will shake you to your core. This is a must read in our increasingly polarized country."--Reza Aslan, author of the New York Times bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

"Bible Nation offers a vivid tour through the catacombs of the culture wars: the unexpected political and theological battles in education policy, museum administration, and even the secretive world of international traders who buy and sell ancient manuscripts. Part cultural study, part family biography, part detective story, this book demonstrates that the Green family has accrued immense influence over the politics of religious liberty and the bounds of academic freedom in the study of the Bible."--Molly Worthen, author of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism

"An intimate look at conservative Christianity and its biblical worldview. Riveting and disturbing."--T. M. Luhrmann, author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

"Bible Nation is a deft and insightful portrait of pious evangelicals who are utterly convinced of their beliefs—and unable to see them in any kind of critical light. At the very least, the naiveté is deeply detrimental to biblical scholarship and to a thoughtful public comprehension of the Bible. Bible Nation is an important addition to the understanding of contemporary evangelicalism."--Margaret Bendroth, author of The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

"Engaging and timely, Bible Nation is a compelling account of the efforts of the family that owns Hobby Lobby to tell a particular story about the Bible and its role in history. The authors have done a terrific investigative job to show how problematic the foundations of the whole enterprise are, making the case that it is dangerous in its ethical evasions, its privileging of the ‘story' over the evidence, and its undermining of professional scholarly norms."--Elizabeth A. Castelli, Barnard College

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