Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
Simon & Schuster, 2005
(224 pages, $25.00, hardcover)
reviewed by Mark Tooley
I will deliberately mix religion and politics,” declares Jimmy Carter in his latest book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. Most reviews have focused on the book’s politics, which promotes standard Democratic policies. But its religious element is more revealing.
The first chief executive to speak openly of having been “born again,” Carter describes himself as an “evangelical Christian” and affirms that he depends on the Bible, as “interpreted by the words and actions of Jesus Christ.” Yet the theologians he cites—Reinhold Neibuhr, Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and . . .
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