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Religion and Politics in the United States

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Religion and Politics in the United States, Sixth Edition, offers a comprehensive account of the role of religious ideas, institutions and communities in American life. This book examines the ways religion can both compel and constrain involvement in politics and policy. What facilitates political participation? What impedes it? What are the limits of religious mobilizatio ...more
Paperback, 455 pages
Published October 16th 2010 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published November 1st 1986)
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Steven Peterson
The linkage between religion and politics is the focus of this book. It features a variety of essays that illuminate many aspects of this issue. When this book first came out, it was one of the better resources on the subject. While dated, there is still relevance for this volume.
Iman
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I read it in rush for my Religion and Politics class, 8 chapters should be read every week
I like the way this book written in and how is it simple and providing the reader with many of the famous cases ..

Religion and Politics are necessarily related
- President Ronald W. Reagan

The last time we mixed religion and politics, people got burned at the stake.
- The author

The advantage we have is that liberals and feminists don't generally go to church. They don't gather in one p
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Scott
Sep 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the way this guy thinks, his introduction and first chapter were probably the best part of this book though. If only I lived in Florida and could take his course. I think the rest seemed to be more case study specific.
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