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A powerful examination of the role of Catholicism in US politics and in the life of Joseph R. Biden

After a dramatic election amid a raging pandemic, racial violence, economic collapse, and historic national divisions that have threatened our democracy, Joe Biden succeeds Donald Trump as the 46th president of the United States. For Catholics, this is a momentous occasion in US public life, as he is the second Catholic to be elected to the nation’s highest office, joining John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 

In 2021, Joe Biden becomes president in a very different situation than Kennedy's America. Today, Catholics play a much broader and more visible role in the public life of our country, and the triangle of relations between the White House, the Vatican, and the US Catholic Church is an essential dimension for understanding the political and religious urgency of this moment in our history.

In this ground-breaking book, historian and theologian Dr. Massimo Faggioli provides an insightful overview of Catholicism in US politics, and its place as an anchor in the life of the man elected to lead the country at a decisive crossroads, an unprecedented moment in US history.

©2021 Massimo Faggioli (P)2021 Massimo Faggioli

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  • 15-04-2021

Must read to an academic and spiritual journey

Massimo’s vision is the substance of what it is to be an American Catholic and the challenges. He positions President Biden as baton carrier of how important he is to represent the American Catholic faith.

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  • 18-02-2021

Highly recommend!

A must read for anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and one’s Catholic beliefs. It highlights how President Biden’s strong faith will play a role in his agenda during his time in office. I highly recommend this book as a way to deepen your understanding of the role of Catholics in the US and how the beliefs and history of the church impact relationships with those around the world.

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  • 17-02-2021

Love the background info

very interesting and informative. presenter is very easy to listen to. recommend it to people interested in history as well as Catholics.

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