Religion And American Politics: From The Colonial Period To The Present

Paperback | September 13, 2007

EditorMark A. Noll, Luke E. Harlow

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How do religion and politics interact in America? How has that relationship changed over time? Why have American religious and political thought sometimes developed along a parallell course while at other times they have moved in opposite directions? These are among the many important andfascinating questions addressed in this volume. Originally published in 1990 as Religion and American Politics: From The Colonial Period to the 1980s (4921 paperback copies sold), this book offers the first comprehensive survey of the relationship between religion and politics in America. Itfeatures a stellar lineup of scholars, including Richard Carwardine, Nathan Hatch, Daniel Walker Howe, George Marsden, Martin Marty, Harry Stout, John Wilson, Robert Wuthnow, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown. Since its publication, the influence of religion on American politics--and, therefore, interest inthe topic--has grown exponentially. For this new edition, Mark Noll and new co-editor Luke Harlow offer a completely new introduction, and also commission several new pieces and eliminate several that are now out of date. The resulting book offers a historically-grounded approach to one of the mostdivisive issues of our time, and serves a wide variety of courses in religious studies, history, and politics.

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How do religion and politics interact in America? How has that relationship changed over time? Why have American religious and political thought sometimes developed along a parallell course while at other times they have moved in opposite directions? These are among the many important andfascinating questions addressed in this volume. ...

Mark Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 1.18 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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A Protestant Era: Colonial Era to the Civil War1. John M. Murrin: Religion and Politics in America from the First Settlements to the Civil War2. Ruth H. Bloch: Religion and Ideological Change in the American Revolution3. Harry S. Stout: Rhetoric and Reality in the Early Republic: The Case of the Federalist Clergy4. John F. Wilson: Religion, Government, and Power in the New American Nation5. Nathan O. Hatch: The Democratization of Christianity and the Character of American Politics6. Daniel Walker Howe: Religion and Politics in the Antebellum North7. Robert P. Swierenga: Ethnoreligious Political Behavior in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Culture8. Richard Carwardine: Methodists, Politics, and the Coming of the American Civil WarNew Configurations9. Luke E. Harlow: Slavery, Race, and Social Order in the White Christian South, Before and After the Civil War10. Robert T. Handy: Protestant Theological Tensions and Political Styles in the Progressive Period11. James Hennesey, S.J.: Roman Catholics and American Politics, 1900-1960: Altered Circumstances, Continuing PatternsTumults and Realignments Since World War II12. Lyman Kellstedt, John Green, Corwin Smidt, and James Guth: Faith Transformed: Religion and American Politics from FDR to George W. Bush13. Darren Dochuk: Evangelicalism Becomes Southern, Politics Becomes Evangelical: From FDR to Ronald Reagan14. Michael O. Emerson and J. Russell Hawkins: Viewed in Black and White: Conservative Protestantism, Racial Issues, and Oppositional Politics15. Peter Steinfels: Roman Catholics and American Politics, 1960-200416. Margaret Bendroth: Women, Politics, and ReligionReflections17. Contemporary Views from AbroadManfred Siebald: A. Why It Is Difficult for European Observers to Understand the Relationship between American Politics and Religion in the Twenty-First CenturySebastien Fath: B. American Civil Religion and George W. BushMassimo Rubboli: C. Crusade for Freedom, Exportation of the American Model, and George W. Bush's Second Inaugural AddressBente Clausen: D. For God's Sake? American Religion and Politics Viewed From DenmarkMark Hutchinson: E. Australian Perspectives on American Religion and Politics in the Bush Era18. Mark A. Noll: Canadian Counterpoint19. Robert Wuthnow: Quid Obscurum: The Changing Terrain of Church-State Relations20. George M. Marsden: Religion, Politics, and the Search for an American Consensus