The prophetic pulpit: clergy, churches, and communities in American politics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Political Science - 259 pages
In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Djupe and Christopher Gilbert analyze national data from a survey of over 2,400 Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran Church of America clergy, looking deeper into their motivations for political action. Using these data, the authors argue that clergy roles in politics and civic life result from the intersection of their personal beliefs and interests, the specific needs of their congregation and community, and ongoing influences from their denomination.

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Clergy Political Activity
Electoral Politics
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PAUL A. DJUPE is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of St. Thomas. His research interests center on church involvement and political behavior.

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