Politics and Religion in the United States / Edition 1

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Overview

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Spanning U.S. history from the colonial period to the 1990s, this textbook explores the interactions between religion and politics in the American experience. Tracing significant themes over time the authors place contemporary events in historical perspective. Representative topics include the religious intentions of the founding fathers, the affect of the first amendment, and the different experiences of white and black Americans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815331438
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science Series , #1197
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Politics and Religion Website
Introduction 1
Pt. I Religion and History
Ch. 1 The Colonial Experience 27
Ch. 2 Religion and Politics: Intentions of the Founders 51
Ch. 3 Religion and Politics in United States History, 1800-1959 87
Ch. 4 Religion and Politics Since 1960 113
Pt. II Religion and the First Amendment
Ch. 5 The Establishment Clause 151
Ch. 6 The Free Exercise Clause 179
Pt. III Religion and Public Opinion
Ch. 7 Public Opinion About Religion and Politics 219
Ch. 8 Religious Orientations and Political Orientations Among White Americans 255
Ch. 9 Religion and Politics Among Black Americans 297
Pt. IV Effects of Religious Influences in Politics
Ch. 10 Religious Groups as Political Interest Groups 335
Ch. 11 The Debate on the Role of Religion in Public Life 383
App. A Profiles of Religious Groups in the United States 425
App. B Further Information About NORC GSS Question Wording 443
Index 449
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