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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Steinfels's reading lists for Bush, Kerry.

Peter Steinfels e-mailed scholars who think about the religion-and-politics connection to ask what one book they would recommend to round out George W. Bush and John Kerry's understanding of religion. Here's the list, rearranged by candidate — with helpful links to the books!

But if you want to know which scholar suggested which book and why, read Steinfels's column, "Book Lists for the Candidates" (New York Times 7.24.04, reg req'd). Feel free to add your own in the comments below — and be my guest to question, praise, or quibble with any of the suggestions already on the list. (I'm amused by the thought of the President looking for the Cliffs Notes to Religious Freedom: History, Cases, and Other Material on the Interactions of Religion and Government — but then again, I have to admit that I have never read a single book on this list!)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 24 July 2004 at 7:33 PM

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July 27, 2004 03:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

Douglas LeBlanc offers his own suggestions at Get Religion.

Joe Stone:

July 28, 2004 12:29 AM | Permalink for this comment

I would also suggest the Jefferson Bible for George W. I think T.J. was on to something there.

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