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From Pews to Polling Places: Faith and Politics in the American Religious Mosaic / Edition 2
     

From Pews to Polling Places: Faith and Politics in the American Religious Mosaic / Edition 2

by J. Matthew Wilson
 

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ISBN-10: 1589011724

ISBN-13: 9781589011724

Pub. Date: 10/22/2007

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

This book reveals the rich diversity of the American religious fabric, highlighting especially the growing religious traditions outside of conventional Christianity and the growing importance of racial and ethnic minority perspectives within it. Chapters emphasize that different theologies, histories, and social situations drive very different conceptualizations of

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This book reveals the rich diversity of the American religious fabric, highlighting especially the growing religious traditions outside of conventional Christianity and the growing importance of racial and ethnic minority perspectives within it. Chapters emphasize that different theologies, histories, and social situations drive very different conceptualizations of the relationship between religious and political life in America's varied faith traditions. They also accentuate the fact the set of moral issues intertwined with American religion and politics is a broad one, and may differ from one religious tradition to the next. At the same time, contributors point to important commonalities across traditions that can inform discussions--and voting behaviors--of the impact of religion on political life. In emphasizing these commonalities contributors explore the challenges of political mobilization, dilemmas about the appropriate level of politicization, and the intersections of religion and ethnicity.

Groups discussed within the American "mosaic" include mainline and evangelical Christianity; the religious left; Catholics; Mormons; African Americans; Latinos; Jews; Muslims; and, in a novel chapter, secularists & anti-fundamentalists. The substance of the book begins with a fine chapter from Clyde Wilcox and Carin Robinson, setting the stage for how religious groups mobilize for political action--and, given changing demographics, how they will likely mobilize in the years ahead. Matthew Wilson concludes the book with various scenarios for the future role of religion in American political life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011724
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
10/22/2007
Series:
Religion and Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


List of Figures and Tables     vii
Preface     xi
Prayers, Parties, and Preachers: The Evolving Nature of Political and Religious Mobilization   Clyde Wilcox   Carin Robinson     1
Evangelical and Mainline Protestants at the Turn of the Millennium: Taking Stock and Looking Forward   Corwin E. Smidt     29
Whither the Religious Left? Religiopolitical Progressivism in Twenty-First-Century America   Laura R. Olson     53
The Political Behavior of American Catholics: Change and Continuity   Stephen T. Mockabee     81
Dry Kindling: A Political Profile of American Mormons   David E. Campbell   J. Quin Monson     105
From Liberation to Mutual Fund: Political Consequences of Differing Conceptions of Christ in the African American Church   Melissa Harris-Lacewell     131
Power in the Pews? Religious Diversity and Latino Political Attitudes and Behaviors   Louis DeSipio     161
The Evolution of Jewish Pluralism: The Public Opinion and Political Preferences of American Jews   Paul A. Djupe     185
The Politics of American Muslims   Paul A. Djupe   John C. Green     213
Secularists, Antifundamentalists, and the New Religious Divide in the American Electorate   Louis Bolce   Gerald DeMaio     251
Religion and American Political Life: A Look Forward   J. Matthew Wilson     277
References     287
Contributors     309
Index     315

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