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

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : 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. This  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 0691150559 9780691150550
OCLC Number: 939021094
Awards: Commended for Christianity Today Book Awards: Christianity and Culture Category 2013
Description: xiii, 484 p. : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Preface ix Prologue 1 Murder at the Glenwood 10 Chapter 1:. Piety on the Plains 17 Abraham Lincoln in Kansas 18 Establishing a Civic Order 29 Public Religion 35 Serving the Community 42 Church Expansion 47 Cooperation and Competition 57 Chapter 2:. An Evolving Political Style 67 Prairie Politics 72 Populism and Religious Politics 79 Protesting against Inequality 90 A Divided Party 95 Law and Order 101 For the Children 104 Chapter 3:. Redefining the Heartland 110 Harvest of Progress 112 Consolidation and Expansion 117 Forward-looking Initiatives 124 Church and State 130 Hunkering Down 134 Fundamentalism and the Great Depression 142 Simian Peasants 152 Novel Movements 162 Chapter 4:. Quiet Conservatism 169 Grassroots Resentments 171 The Senator from Pendergast 183 Hometown Religion 187 I Like Ike 200 A Well-Qualified Catholic 208 Chapter 5:. An Era of Restructuring 215 Stirrings on the Right 217 From Desegregation to Black Power 229 Nixon at Kansas State 241 Division in the Churches 252 Chapter 6:. The Religious Right 267 Mobilization on the Right 269 Government Is the Problem 279 The War in Wichita 287 Shifting the Focus 294 Questioning Evolution 303 Chapter 7:. Continuing the Struggle 312 The Churches and Activist Networks 314 Electing George W. Bush 321 Regulating Abortion 326 The Campaign against Gay Marriage 330 Evolution Revisited 338 The Death of Dr. Tiller 347 Swatches of Purple 354 Epilogue 361 Notes 371 Selected Bibliography 445 Index 465
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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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