U.S. Religious Interest Groups

U.S. Religious Interest Groups

by Paul J. Weber, W. Landis Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313266956

ISBN-13: 9780313266959

Pub. Date: 05/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Overview

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 Groups

Appendix A: Groups by Policy Area

Appendix B: Groups by Religious Affiliation

Appendix C: Groups by Political Identification

Appendix D: Single-Issue Groups

Appendix E: Groups by Type of Membership

Appendix F: Litigating Groups

Appendix G: Groups by Size of Budget

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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