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: 1589011732

ISBN-13: 9781589011731

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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 a race, ethnicity, and class?

From Pews to Polling Places

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 a race, ethnicity, and class?

From Pews to Polling Places seeks to answer these questions by unveiling a rich mosaic of religious and ethnic perspectives including those of evangelical Christians, the religious left, Catholics, Mormons, African, Latinos, Jews, and Muslims. Along with these groups, the book takes a unique look at the role of secular and antifundamentalist positions.

Promment religion and politics scholars 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011731
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Religion and Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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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