Religion and Politics in the United States

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 4, 2014 - Religion - 496 pages
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From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh edition, Religion and Politics in the United States includes analyses of the nation's most pressing political matters regarding religious freedom, and the ways in which that essential constitutional freedom situates itself within modern America.

The book also explores the ways that religion has affected the orientation of partisan politics in the United States. Through a detailed review of the political attitudes and behaviors of major religious and minority faith traditions, the book establishes that religion continues to be a major part of the American cultural and political milieu while explaining that it must interact with many other factors to influence political outcomes in the United States.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A Secular Society?
1
Chapter 2 Religion in the American Context
23
Chapter 3 Religion and American Political Culture
39
Chapter 4 Religion and the State
65
Chapter 5 Mobilizing Religious Interests
109
Chapter 6 Religion and Political Action
143
Chapter 7 Religion and Public Opinion
183
Chapter 8 The Political Mobilization of Evangelical Protestants
207
Chapter 10 Religion and the Politics of Ethnic and Religious Minorities
279
Women and Gay People
315
Chapter 12 Religion and American Political Life
351
Notes
377
References
395
Index
463
About the Authors
481
Copyright

Catholics Mainline Protestants and Jews
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About the author (2014)

Kenneth D. Wald is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Allison Calhoun-Brown is associate professor of political science at Georgia State University.

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