Fowler and Hertzke provide a lively and straightforward treatment of the politics of religion in American public life today. They provide the historical and sociological context, as well as the range of strategic choices open to different religious actors, to enable the reader to reach informed and balanced judgments about the role of religion in politics.
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Robert Booth Fowler is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Allen D. Hertzke is Presidential professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma.Review:
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"This thoughtful new edition closely tracks the current salience of religion to the political system, while carefully placing these developments in historical and theoretical context. It will promote discussion of the key issues in the field in both introductory and upper level courses—a real achievement." — Paul A. Djupe, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Denison University
"Carefully re-organized and updated, the new edition builds on the impressive 2nd edition. Fresh insights abound in this accessible text." — Clarke E. Cochran, Texas Tech University
"Religion and Politics in America is an invaluable primer on this increasing important topic. Well-written, well-researched and up-to-date, it combines a broad vision of the role of faith in American public life with sensitivity to the nuances of religious communities." — John Green, Director, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron
"This outstanding book is must reading for anyone interested in religion and politics in the United States. The authors provide a current, comprehensive, and accessible examination of an exceedingly important subject." — James M. Penning, Professor of Political Science, Calvin College
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Book Description Westview Press, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Instructor's Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69233442