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Religion and politics in the contemporary United States

Author: R Marie Griffith; Melani McAlister
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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Includes essays from a issue of "American Quarterly" that explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways that religion matters in contemporary public life. This work offers a conversation  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Marie Griffith; Melani McAlister
ISBN: 9780801888687 0801888689
OCLC Number: 183264076
Notes: "Special issue of American quarterly"--Preface.
Description: ix, 536 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Is the public square still naked? / R. Marie Griffith and Melani McAlister --
"Favoritism cannot be tolerated": challenging Protestantism in America's public schools and promoting the neutral state / Kevin M. Schultz --
Selling American diversity and Muslim American identity through nonprofit advertising post-9/11 / Evelyn Alsultany --
"The ERA is a moral issue": the Mormon Church, LDS women, and the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment / Neil J. Young --
Hot damned America: evangelicalism and the climate change policy debate / Brian McCammack --
Catholics, Democrats, and the GOP in contemporary America / John T. McGreevy --
Islamism and its African American Muslim critics: Black Muslims in the era of the Arab cold war / Edward E. Curtis IV --
"As Americans against genocide": the crisis in Darfur and interreligious political activism / Jodi Eichler-Levine and Rosemary R. Hicks --
From exodus to exile: Black Pentecostals, migrating pilgrims, and imagined internationalism / Clarence E. Hardy III --
Who speaks for Indian Americans? Religion, ethnicity, and political formation / Prema Kurien --
Benjamin Mays, global ecumenism, and local religious segregation / Barbara Dianne Savage --
Impossible assimilations, American liberalism, and Jewish difference: revisiting Jewish secularism / Laura Levitt --
Exception to exceptionalism: a reflection on Reinhold Niebuhr's vision of "prophetic" Christianity and the problem of religion and U.S. foreign policy / Michael G. Thompson --
Cesar Chavez in American religious politics: mapping the new global spiritual line / Luis D. León --
Ties that bind and divisions that persist: evangelical faith and the political spectrum / D. Michael Lindsay --
"Signaling through the flames": hell house performance and structures of religious feeling / Ann Pellegrini --
Critical faith: Japanese Americans and the birth of a new civil religion / Jane Naomi Iwamura --
Back to the future: religion, politics, and the media / Diane Winston --
Testimonial politics: the Christian right's faith-based approach to marriage and imprisonment / Tanya Erzen --
"It will change the world if everybody reads this book": new thought religion in Oprah's book club / Trysh Travis.
Other Titles: American quarterly.
Responsibility: edited by R. Marie Griffith and Melani McAlister.


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