The Christian Right In American Politics / Edition 1

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A historical analysis of the Christian Right in state politics from 1980 to 2000.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878403929
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 5/6/2003
  • Series: Religion and Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Green is professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. He is the coauthor of The Diminishing Divide: Religion's Changing Role in American Politics and The Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy. He is the coeditor of The State of the Parties and Prayers in the Precincts.

Mark J. Rozell is professor and chair, Department of Politics at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of nine books and editor of ten books on various aspects of American politics, including the politics of the Christian Right. He is coauthor of Second Coming: The New Christian Right in Virginia Politics, and coeditor of God at the Grassroots; God at the Grassroots, 1996; and Prayers in the Precincts.

W. Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University. He is the author of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics, coauthor of Second Coming: The New Christian Right in Virginia Politics, and coeditor of God at the Grassroots; God at the Grassroots, 1996; and Prayers in the Precincts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction:The Christian Right's Long Political March John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox1. Advance and Retreat in the Palmetto State: Assessing the Christian Right in South Carolina C. Danielle Vinson and James L. Guth2. Virginia: Birthplace of the Christian Right Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox3. Texas: Religion and Politics in God's Country James W. Lamare, Jerry L. Polinard, and Robert D. Wrinkle4. "A Necessary Annoyance"? The Christian Right and the Development of Republican Party Politics in Florida Kenneth D. Wald and Richard K. Scher5. The Christian Right's Mixed Success in Michigan Corwin E. Smidt and James M. Penning6. Iowa: Crucible of the Christian Right Donald P. Racheter, Lyman A. Kellstedt, and John C. Green7. The Kansas Christian Right and the Evolution of Republican Politics Allan J. Cigler, Mark Joslyn, and Burdett A. Loomis8. Strong Bark, Weak Bite: Three Strengths and Liabilities of the Christian Right in Minnesota Politics Christopher P. Gilbert and David A. M. Peterson9. The Christian Right and the Cultural Divide in Colorado Robert Zwier10. The Christian Right in California: Dimming Fortunes in the Golden State J. Christopher Soper and Joel S. Fetzer11. The Christian Right in the Northwest: Two Decades of Frustration in Oregon and Washington William M. Lunch12. Citizen Initiative in Maine Matthew C. Moen and Kenneth T. PalmerConclusion:The Meaning of the March: A Direction for Future Research Clyde Wilcox, Mark J. Rozell, and John C. GreenContributors


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