Religion & The Culture Wars

Religion & The Culture Wars

by John Clifford Green, Lyman A. Kellstedt, Corwin E. Smidt, James L. Guth
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682683
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/30/1996
Series:
Religious Forces in the Modern Political World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Religion and the Culture Wars1
2The Politics of the Christian Right7
3The Moralizing Minority: Christian Right Support among Political Contributors30
4A Look at the "Invisible Army": Pat Robertson's 1988 Activist Corps44
5Onward Christian Soldiers: Religious Activist Groups in American Politics62
6The Christian Right in the Republican Party: The Case of Pat Robertson's Supporters86
7Faith and Election: The Christian Right in Congressional Campaigns 1978-1988103
8Politics in a New Key: Religiosity and Participation among Political Activists117
9The Bully Pulpit: Southern Baptist Clergy and Political Activism 1980-92146
10Grasping the Essentials: The Social Embodiment of Religion and Political Behavior174
11Measuring Fundamentalism: An Analysis of Different Operational Strategies193
12The Spirit-Filled Movements and American Politics219
13The Puzzle of Evangelical Protestantism: Core, Periphery, and Political Behavior240
14Religious Voting Blocs in the 1992 Election: The Year of the Evangelical?267
15Has Godot Finally Arrived? Religion and Realignment291
16The Political Relevance of Religion: The Correlates of Mobilization300
17Religion and Foreign Policy Attitudes: The Case of Christian Zionism330
Index361
About the Authors369

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