God in America
A Nation Reborn/A New Light (2 of 3) (#102)
Examine how religious belief shaped the origins of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln's actions during the conflict. Then, explore the intellectual and cultural conflicts between traditional and religious beliefs and the forces of modernity. [116 minutes]
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Full Program: The origins of America's experiment in religious liberty 56:45
Full Program: Revivals and crusades in the post-World War II era 56:10
Full Program: Modern-day religious and political aspirations; America's diverse religious marketplace 55:18
Full Program: Modernity challenges traditional faith, driving a wedge between liberals and conservatives 55:58
Full Program: How religion suffused the Civil War 51:09
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Series Description: GOD IN AMERICA tells the sweeping and dramatic history of religion in the public life of America, from the arrival of Columbus in 1492 to the 2008 election. The series explores the potent and complex interaction between religion and democracy, the origins of the American concept of religious liberty and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the courts and the political arena.
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