Theological Perspectives for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century

  • Editors
  • Ada María Isasi-Díaz
  • Mary McClintock Fulkerson
  • Rosemary P. Carbine

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Learning about “Our Nation” from La Lucha (The Struggle)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James H. Evans Jr.
      Pages 13-22
    3. Sharon Welch
      Pages 23-33
  3. Creative Practices that Emerge from Lo Cotidiano (The Everyday)

  4. The Significance of Fuerzas Para La Lucha (God-Given Strength for the Struggle)

  5. Afterword

    1. Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Rosemary P. Carbine
      Pages 157-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-184

About this book


Rather than wield religion as a weapon or a ruse in irrational appeals, the book attempts to reimagine a shared American mythos and ethos, by reminding us of our shared stake in creating an America committed to the life of all peoples and species and to the full developments of our capabilities as an exercise of liberty.


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