Religion And Politics In The United States / Edition 4

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Overview

The leading book in its field, Religion and Politics in the United States is a comprehensive guide to the political mobilization of religious organizations, their impact at the ballot box, and their influence on the framing of national agendas. Stressing the diversity of religion in the United States and its consequences for American political life, author Kenneth D. Wald argues that no one can fully understand how America governs itself without recognizing the profound influence of religion.

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Editorial Reviews

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Wald's treatment of the questions surrounding religion and politics in the United States is excellent. The book would be excellent for an upper level or graduate course that introduces students to the complexities of religion and politics in a free democracy.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Wald's treatment of the questions surrounding religion and politics in the United States is excellent. The book would be excellent for an upper level or graduate course that introduces students to the complexities of religion and politics in a free democracy.
Journal of Church and State
As a starting point for the subject of religion and politics, this book will serve its readers well. Good textbooks are crucial in education, and this one has proven to be useful. We can look forward to future editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742518407
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth D. Wald is professor of political science and director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I A Secular Society? Chapter 2 II Religion and Politics: Points of Contact Chapter 3 III Religion and American Political Culture Chapter 4 IV Religion and the State Chapter 5 V Religion and American Public Policy Chapter 6 VI The Religious Dimension of American Political Behavior Chapter 7 VII The Political Mobilization of Evangelical Protestants Chapter 8 VIII Continuity and Change Outside the Evangelical Camp Chapter 9 IX Religion and American Political Life

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