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Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches from the Front
     

Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches from the Front

by John C. Green
 

As the 20th Century draws to a close, cultural conflict plays an increasingly dominant role in American politics, with religion acting as a catalyst in the often bitter confrontations ranging from abortion to public education. These insightful essays by leading scholars in the field examine the role of religion in these 'culture wars' and present a mixed assessment

Overview

As the 20th Century draws to a close, cultural conflict plays an increasingly dominant role in American politics, with religion acting as a catalyst in the often bitter confrontations ranging from abortion to public education. These insightful essays by leading scholars in the field examine the role of religion in these 'culture wars' and present a mixed assessment of the scope and divisiveness of such conflicts.

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Pneuma: The Journal Of The Society For Pentacostal Studies
provides a rich resource for other scholars to mine and build a richer understanding of the phenomenon of the religious right than one can gain from journalists and scholars without the familiarity and research skills of the "gang of four."
— Dennis McNutt
Ken Wald
. . . a judicious blend of previously published materials and new scholarship, a book that will convince even the most skeptical observer that religion matters—and matters deeply—in American political attitudes and behavior
Thomas Dowdy
The scholarship displayed in this diverse collection of essays is first-rate, accessible to the general reader and sufficiently detailed enough to provide insight and testable hypotheses for researchers in this field.
Pneuma: The Journal Of The Society For Pentacostal Studies - Dennis McNutt
provides a rich resource for other scholars to mine and build a richer understanding of the phenomenon of the religious right than one can gain from journalists and scholars without the familiarity and research skills of the "gang of four."
Clarke E. Cochran
. . . a rich collection of essays tracing the influence of religion in American political life at the end of the Twentieth Century. The "Gang of Four" like the esteemed householder of the Gospel parable, has brought from its "treasury both the new and the old."
Clarke E.Cochran
. . . a rich collection of essays tracing the influence of religion in American political life at the end of the Twentieth Century. The "Gang of Four" like the esteemed householder of the Gospel parable, has brought from its "treasury both the new and the old."
American Political Science Review
An essential guide to the full comprehension of the multifaceted nature of Americans' political beliefs.
Pneuma: The Journal Of The Society For Pentacostal Studies
provides a rich resource for other scholars to mine and build a richer understanding of the phenomenon of the religious right than one can gain from journalists and scholars without the familiarity and research skills of the "gang of four."
— Dennis McNutt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682676
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/05/1996
Series:
Religious Forces in the Modern Political World Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Green is professor of political science at the University of Akron. James L. Guth is professor of political science at Furman University. Corwin E. Smidt is professor of political science at Calvin College. Lyman A. Kellstedt is Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College.

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