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Religion and politics in the United States

Religion and politics in the United States

Author: Kenneth D Wald; Allison Calhoun-Brown
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

Religion and Politics in the United States, Fifth Edition, offers a comprehensive account of the role of religious ideas, institutions, and communities in American public life.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth D Wald; Allison Calhoun-Brown
OCLC Number: 1194911794
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 445 pages : illustrations)
Contents: A secular society --
The puzzle of religious vitality --
The persistence of religion --
Stability or change? --
Possible explanations --
Why the United States? --
Religion in the American context --
Understanding religion --
Patterns of religious affiliation --
Basic political tendencies --
Religion and american political culture --
The Puritan imprint on colonial thought --
Covenant theology and the right to revolt --
Puritanism and democracy : a qualification --
"Total depravity" and institutional restraint --
One nation under God : a civil religion --
Civil religion as a double-edged sword --
One of many influences --
Religion and the state --
The genesis of church-state conflict --
Overview of church-state relations --
How far can government go? --
The judicial record --
The separationist period --
The accomodationist era --
The politics of church-state relations --
The constitutional revolution in perspective --
Mobilizing religious interests --
Studying religious interests --
Establishing motive --
Establishing means --
Religion and political action --
Religious cultural environment --
Institutional contexts --
Partisan political alignments --
Influential allies --
Policy domain --
Religion and public opinion --
Economic liberalism --
Moral-cultural issues --
Social justice --
Foreign policy --
What culture war? --
The political mobilization of evangelical Protestants --
The political background --
Roots of the "new christian right" --
Building a national movement --
Evangelical political action --
Organizational transformation : the second generation --
Theories of evangelical mobilization --
The impact of the Christian right --
The consequences for public policy --
Good times? : the Christian Right and the Bush administration --
The Christian Right as a mass movement --
Continuity and change in the religious center : Catholics, mainline Protestants and Jews --
Catholicism : conflicting political impulses --
The conservative political heritage --
The transformation of Catholic attitudes --
Abortion : the Catholic response --
Is abortion a Catholic issue? --
The political traditions of mainline Protestants --
Mainline activism : sources and reactions --
American Jews --
Religion and the politics of ethnic and religious minorities --
African-American Protestants --
Latino Catholics and Protestants --
Muslim Americans --
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints --
Other faith traditions --
The other minorities : women and gay people --
Women, religion and politics --
Homosexuals --
Religion and homosexuality --
Religion and American political life --
The case against religious influence in politics --
Assessing the evidence --
The case for religion in politics --
Religion in public conversation.
Responsibility: Kenneth D. Wald and Allison Calhoun-Brown.
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