"About the Book Now in trade paper comes ex-President Jimmy Carter's passionate defense of church and state. In this #1 ""New York Times"" bestseller, he warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. Book Synopsis President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state, warning that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter offers a personal consideration of ""moral values"" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning about where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred. Carter describes his reactions to recent disturbing societal trends that involve both religious and political worlds as they increasingly intertwine and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day. Many of these matters are under fierce debate. They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. Sustained by his lifelong faith, Jimmy Carter assesses these issues in a balanced and courageous way. Review Quotes ""Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored."" -- The Wall Street Journal ""Carter has come to the defense of our national values. We need a voice from the not-so-distant past, and this quiet voice strikes just the right notes."" -- Garry Wills, The New York Review of Books ""Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power....By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching...he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings."" -- Alan Wolfe, The Washington Post Book World ""The prolific former president writes eloquently about how his faith has shaped his moral vision."" -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"