By Candida R. Moss,Joel S. Baden

ISBN-10: 069117735X

ISBN-13: 9780691177359

ISBN-10: 1978601735

ISBN-13: 9781978601734

How the billionaire vendors of pastime foyer are spending 1000's of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks to make the United States a “Bible nation”

Like many evangelical Christians, the golf green relations of Oklahoma urban believes that the US used to be based on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” however the vegetables are faraway from normal evangelicals in alternative ways. The billionaire proprietors of pastime foyer, a big national chain of craft shops, the vegetables got here to nationwide awareness in 2014 after effectively suing the government over their spiritual objections to provisions of the reasonable 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 and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in an bold 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 tasks and the various questions they raise.

Bible Nation tells the tale of the vegetables’ quick acquisition of an exceptional number of biblical antiquities; their production of a heavily managed team of students to review 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 likely disparate tasks advertise a really specific set of ideals concerning the Bible—and bring up severe moral questions about 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 enormous deepest fortune is getting used to advertise own religion within the public sphere—and why it's going to subject to everyone.

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