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The Faithful Citizen by Kristy Maddux
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Jun 11, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: 2011, nonfiction
Read in March, 2011

Maddux examines Christian based media in order to argue that evangelical Christians are not merely conservative and that there are a variety of ways that evangelical Christians engage in civic participation. However, Maddux uses Catholic as well as Protestant media, and she also discusses The Da Vinci Code, which is not a film that is popular among evangelical Christians. Also, it ignores the fact that while there are liberal, evangelical Christians, they do not have the political power or organization that conservative, evangelical Christians have. Therefore, civic participation and political sway within the evangelical community is dominated by conservatives, which Maddux denies.

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