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Religion and the politics of tolerance : how Christianity builds democracy

Author: Marie A Eisenstein
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Challenging a widespread belief that religious people are politically intolerant, Marie A. Eisenstein offers evidence to the contrary. She reexamines previous studies and presents new research to support her argument that there is, in fact, a positive correlation between religious belief and practice and political tolerance in the United States."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie A Eisenstein
ISBN: 9781932792843 1932792848
OCLC Number: 154677347
Description: xi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The politics of tolerance --
Christian political tolerance in contemporary America --
What do Christian congregants say about themselves? --
Issue attitudes, religion, and political tolerance --
Political intolerance : is it really not about religion?
Responsibility: Marie A. Eisenstein.
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Eisenstein has made a promising contribution to the growing literature on religion and politics in the US... Recommended. General readers and undergraduate students. -- CHOICE

 
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