Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity?

Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity?

by Alan Wolfe
     
 

"I am highly enthusiastic about this book's engaged, yet rigorous, political science, as well as its examination of the ways in which religion and politics are intertwined. This is a rich and substantive book."—David Campbell, University of Notre Dame

"The book's target audience should be scholars and students of American politics who are either

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"I am highly enthusiastic about this book's engaged, yet rigorous, political science, as well as its examination of the ways in which religion and politics are intertwined. This is a rich and substantive book."—David Campbell, University of Notre Dame

"The book's target audience should be scholars and students of American politics who are either unaware or skeptical of religion's relevance to their enterprise. In this regard, the book is a remarkable contribution. It brings together a fine sampling of the work that's being done today by scholars of religion and American politics all in one volume."—Laura R. Olson, Clemson University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691147291
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
09/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
780,752
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction by Rosa DeLauro 1

Part I: Religious Pluralism and American Democracy

Chapter 1: Political Science, Democracy, and Religion by Alan Wolfe 19

Chapter 2: Religious Diversity and American Democracy: A View from the Polls by John C. Green 46

Chapter 3: Muslim Americans: Enriching or Depleting American Democracy? by Amaney Jamal 89

Chapter 4: The Constitutions of Religious Pluralism in the United States by Bette Novit Evans 114

Part II: Religion and Democratic Values

Chapter 5: The Political Consequences of Religiosity: Does Religion Always Cause Political Intolerance? by James L. Gibson 147

Chapter 6: The Christian Right and Civic Virtue byClyde Wilcox 176

Chapter 7: Religion and Party Activists: A "Perfect Storm" of Polarization or a Recipe for Pragmatism? by Geoffrey C. Layman 212

Part III: Political Diversity and American Religion

Chapter 8: Entering the Promised Land? The Rise of Prosperity Gospel and Post-Civil Rights Black Politics by Fredrick C. Harris 255

Chapter 9: This Far by Faith? Religion, Gender, and Efficacy by Allison Calhoun-Brown 279

Chapter 10: Religion and the Political and Civic Lives of Latinos by David L. Leal 308

Part IV: Religion and Cultural Conflict

Chapter 11: Mobilizing Religious Differences in American Politics by Kenneth D. Wald and David C. Leege 355

Chapter 12: Faith in America: Political Theory's Logic of Autonomy and Logic of Congruence by Nancy L. Rosenblum 382

Conclusion: Reflections on Religion, Democracy, and the Politics of Good and Evil by Ira Katznelson 411

Index 431

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