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Red state religion : faith and politics in America's heartland

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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No state has voted Republican more consistently or widely or for longer than Kansas. To understand red state politics, Kansas is the place. It is also the place to understand red state religion. The Kansas Board of Education has repeatedly challenged the teaching of evolution, Kansas voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage, the state is a hotbed of antiabortion protest - and churches have
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780691150550 0691150559
OCLC Number: 724664169
Description: xiii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Piety on the plains --
An evolving political style --
Redefining the heartland --
Quiet conservatism --
An era of restructuring --
The religious right --
Continuing the struggle.
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow.

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Finalist for the 2013 Christianity Today Awards in Christianity and Culture "Robert Wuthnow, a brilliant sociologist of religion and himself a native of Kansas, gives us a careful sociological Read more...

 
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