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Religion and Republic: The American Circumstance [Paperback]

By Martin E. Marty (Author)
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Examines the role of the variety of religious beliefs and practices in the American culture

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"With characteristic clarity, Marty explores religious pluralism in a society that, though frequently acclaimed or decried as 'secular, ' finds modern religious varieties flourishing." --Library Journal

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Studio: Beacon Press
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1989
Publisher   Beacon Press
ISBN  0807012076  
ISBN13  9780807012079  
UPC  046442012072  

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Martin E. Marty Martin Emil Marty (b. February 5, 1928, West Point, Nebraska) is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on American religion. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School and latterly held an endowed chair (the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professorship). Marty's doctoral advisees at the University of Chicago included such religious scholars as James R. Lewis, Jeffrey Kaplan, Jonathan M. Butler, and Vincent Harding, as well as Shimer College president Susan Henking.

Marty served as president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He was the founding president and later the George B. Caldwell Scholar-in-Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. He has served on two U. S. Presidential Commissions and was director of both the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago (sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts). He has served St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota since 1988 as Regent, Board Chair, Interim President in late 2000, and now as Senior Regent.

Marty retired after his seventieth birthday and now holds emeritus status at the University of Chicago; he additionally served as Robert W. Woodruff Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University 2003–2004. Widower of Elsa and married now to Harriet, he has seven children (including two who joined the family as foster children), among whom are Minnesota State Senator John Marty and Rev. Peter Marty, who is currently the host of the ELCA radio ministry Grace Matters.

Martin E. Marty currently resides in the state of Illinois. Martin E. Marty was born in 1928 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor Univ. of Chicago Divinity School in Illinois Emeritus, Univ..

Martin E. Marty has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Circumstance
  2. Company of Strangers Ppr
  3. Emory University Studies in Law and Religion
  4. Exploring Christian Faith
  5. Lives of Great Religious Books
  6. Modern American Religion
  7. Penguin American Library
  8. Penguin Lives Biographies

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