U.S. Religious Interest Groups

U.S. Religious Interest Groups

by Paul J. Weber, W. Landis Jones
     
 

This unique encyclopedia describes how a wide range of religious groups from an even wider spectrum of religious denominations has acted vigorously to influence public policy since the beginning of the republic. This advocacy by religious interests continues in the 1990s even more dramatically and professionally than in previous decades. This one-volume reference

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This unique encyclopedia describes how a wide range of religious groups from an even wider spectrum of religious denominations has acted vigorously to influence public policy since the beginning of the republic. This advocacy by religious interests continues in the 1990s even more dramatically and professionally than in previous decades. This one-volume reference provides a historical sketch of religious activism through the years and then profiles 118 major organizations, describing their origins and development, organization and funding, program strategies, political activities, and publications. The encyclopedia is filled with practical directory-type information also. Appendices classify the groups by religious traditions, size, membership type of group, and policy interests. A full index makes the volume easily accessible to serve broad interdisciplinary audiences of students, teachers, experts, organization activists, and lay readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313266959
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1994
Series:
Greenwood Reference Volumes on American Public Policy Formation Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Religious Interest Groups
History of U.S. Religious Interest Groups
U.S. Religious Interest Groups1
Appendixes: Introduction165
App. A: Groups by Policy Area169
App. B: Groups by Religious Affiliation177
App. C: Groups by Political Identification183
App. D. Single-Issue Groups187
App. E. Groups by Type of Membership189
App. F. Litigating Groups193
App. G. Groups by Size of Budget195
Bibliographic Essay199
Index203

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