Religion and Politics in the United States / Edition 5

Religion and Politics in the United States / Edition 5

by Kenneth D. Wald, Allison Calhoun-Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742540405

ISBN-13: 9780742540408

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh edition, Religion and Politics in the United States includes analyses of the nation's most pressing political matters regarding religious freedom, and the

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From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh edition, Religion and Politics in the United States includes analyses of the nation's most pressing political matters regarding religious freedom, and the ways in which that essential constitutional freedom situates itself within modern America.

The book also explores the ways that religion has affected the orientation of partisan politics in the United States. Through a detailed review of the political attitudes and behaviors of major religious and minority faith traditions, the book establishes that religion continues to be a major part of the American cultural and political milieu while explaining that it must interact with many other factors to influence political outcomes in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742540408
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

1A secular society1
2Religion in the American context24
3Religion and American political culture39
4Religion and the state65
5Mobilizing religious interests109
6Religion and political action143
7Religion and public opinion183
8The political mobilization of evangelical Protestants206
9Continuity and change in the religious center : Catholics, mainline Protestants, and Jews247
10Religion and the politics of ethnic and religious minorities283
11The other minorities : women and gay people313
12Religion and American political life348

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