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The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, religion's role in the FDR presidency, Christine Wicker

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The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, religion's role in the FDR presidency, Christine Wicker
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
971893126
Responsibility statement
Christine Wicker
Sub title
religion's role in the FDR presidency
Summary
"In The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, religion journalist and author Christine Wicker establishes that faith was at the heart of everything Roosevelt wanted for the American people. This powerful book is the first in-depth look at how one of America's richest, most patrician presidents became a passionate and beloved champion of the downtrodden--and took the country with him. Those who knew Roosevelt best invariably credited his spiritual faith as the source of his passion for democracy, justice, and equality. Like many Americans of that time, his beliefs were simple. He believed the God who heard his prayers and answered them expected him to serve others. He anchored his faith in biblical stories and teachings. During times so hard that the country would have followed him anywhere, he summoned the better angels of the American character in ways that have never been surpassed."--Amazon.com
Table Of Contents
"Plump, pink and nice" -- School days -- Up and comer -- Lead my sheep -- "They will forget I'm a cripple" -- "A day of consecration" -- "The boss, the dynamo, the works" -- "Be ye steadfast" -- "A Christian and a Democrat" -- Listening to the Almighty -- "Judge me by my enemies" -- God loves peace/God blesses war -- The president and priest
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