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Religion and politics in America : faith, culture, and strategic choices

Author: Allen D Hertzke; Laura R Olson; Kevin R den Dulk; Robert Booth Fowler
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"Religion and politics are never far from the headlines, but their relationship remains complex and often confusing. This book offers an engaging, accessible, and balanced treatment of religion in American politics. It explores the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that motivate religious political engagement and assesses the pragmatic and strategic political realities that religious organizations and people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen D Hertzke; Laura R Olson; Kevin R den Dulk; Robert Booth Fowler
ISBN: 9780429487910 0429487916 9780429947360 0429947364 9780429947353 0429947356 9780429947346 0429947348
OCLC Number: 1048428897
Notes: "New to the Sixth Edition: Covers the 2016 election and assesses the role of religion from Obama to Trump. Expands substantially on religion's relationship to gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class, and features the role of social media in religious mobilization. Adds discussion questions at the end of every chapter, to help students gain deeper understanding of the subject. Adds a new concluding chapter on the normative issues raised by religious political engagement, to stimulate lively discussions." -- half title page.
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Contents: Religion and political culture in America : from the historical legacy to the present day --
Theories of religion, culture, and American politics --
Christianity and its major branches --
Judaism, Islam, and other expressions of religious pluralism --
Latino and African-American religion and politics --
Gender, sexual orientation, religion, and politics --
Voting and religion in American politics --
The politics of organized religious groups --
Religion and political and cultural elites --
Religion, civil society, and political culture --
The politics of religion in the legal system --
Church and state in the courts --
Big themes and normative concerns in religion and politics.
Responsibility: Allen D. Hertzke, Laura R. Olson, Kevin R. den Dulk, Robert Booth Fowler.

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Praise for the Sixth EditionThe new edition of this essential text on religion and American politics includes terrific features to help students engage with the material. I am especially impressed Read more...

 
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