Religious Dimension Of Political Behavior

Religious Dimension Of Political Behavior

by Laura R. Olson
     
 

The dramatic increase in religiously motivated political activity in the United States since the early 1980s has spawned an increased scholarly awareness of the relationship between religion and politics. The rise of such groups as the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and the Family Research Council attests to this growing intersection between politics and

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The dramatic increase in religiously motivated political activity in the United States since the early 1980s has spawned an increased scholarly awareness of the relationship between religion and politics. The rise of such groups as the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and the Family Research Council attests to this growing intersection between politics and religion. Correspondingly, the amount of scholarly writing in this field has increased significantly. This volume compiles overviews of the existing research in religion and political behavior.

Designed as a research and reference tool, this work includes over four hundred annotated bibliographic entries for books and journal articles by political scientists and sociologists. These sources encompass a wide variety of aspects concerning the relationship between religion and political behavior. The entries provide information on the theoretical basis, methodology, and result of each study. Entries are indexed by author, subject, and title.

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A guide to the considerable scholarly literature spawned by the rise of the religious right in US politics over the past two decades. Confined to empirical work in religion and politics, excluding considerations of ethical or normative concerns and issues of constitutional law. An interpretative essay, which among other topics explores why no general theory has emerged in the literature, is followed by descriptive articles on 409 books and articles. The focus is on the general theoretical basis, methodological approach, and empirical results of the studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313284847
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

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