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

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$12.72
(Save 58%)
Est. Return Date: 09/28/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$28.75
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$21.56
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $2.75   
  • New (5) from $26.94   
  • Used (12) from $2.75   

Overview

Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class?

The answers to these questions are hardly monolithic, varying between and within major American religious groups. With an electoral climate increasingly shaped by issues of faith, values, and competing moral visions, it is both fascinating and essential to examine the religious and political currents within America's major religious traditions.

J. Matthew Wilson and a group of prominent religion and politics scholars examine these topics and assess one question central to these issues: How does faith shape political action in America's diverse religious communities? From Pews to Polling Places seeks to cover a rich mosaic of religious and ethnic perspectives with considerable breadth by examining evangelical Christians, the religious left, Catholics, Mormons, African Americans, Latinos, Jews, and Muslims. Along with these groups, the book takes a unique look at the role of secular and antifundamentalist positions, adding an even wider outlook to these critical concerns.

The contributors demonstrate how different theologies, histories, and social situations drive distinct conceptualizations of the relationship between religious and political life. At the same time, however, the book points to important commonalities across traditions that can inform our discussions on the impact of religion on political life. In emphasizing these similarities, the authors explore the challenges of political mobilization, partisanship, and the intersections of religion and ethnicity.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589011724
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 10/22/2007
  • Series: Religion and Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Matthew Wilson is associate professor of political science at Southern Methodist University.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)