This book is an intriguing narrative of the interplay between American religion and patterns of American culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. R. Laurence Moore considers the ways nationalism, the separation of church and state, democratic pluralism, and shifts in boundaries between secular and sacred practice have shaped American religion for the past two hundred years.
The Journal of Religion (Vol. 85, No. 3, 2005) "With a rollicking narrative style, reams of fascinating details, and no footnotes, Touchdown Jesus appeals to general readers and will... convince them that to understand America, you have to understand religion." "[A] welcome intervention in the battle for the souls of American citizens." --Julie Byrne, Duke University