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Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. (Hardcover)

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"On a topic that tends to attract more heat than light, this remarkably expansive volume, which encompasses everything from Native American traditions to twenty-first-century developments, brings clarity and a diversity of perspectives to this important matter."

Randall Balmer, Ethics Institute at Dartmouth

"This work offers a timely addition to the Wiley Blackwell companion volumes on religion. Forty concise and crisply written essays, crafted by established scholars in the field, tender a fresh look at traditional topics such as the relation of church and state. But they also range far more widely, examining the role that religion has played in every aspect of American political life. We see the vibrant and often contentious interplay of impulses toward `holy order' and `sacred liberty' from the beginning to the present. The book provides a rich resource for students, general readers, and specialists in the field."

Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. provides an accessible, balanced, and inclusive overview of the field, which counters the overly simplified and often misguided treatment of the subject in popular discourse and media. Taking into account the very latest research on the intersection of these areas of study, the companion engages diverse perspectives from various discourses about religion and politics across the political and disciplinary spectra, while placing them in their larger historical context.

Under the editorship of Barbara A. McGraw, the companion provides a fascinating mix of original essays by interdisciplinary expert scholars, who address religion and politics through the themes of history, law, social and religious movements, policy, and political theory. The contributors provide a broad range of perspectives, resulting in a rich foundation for discussion, while avoiding the tendency to retreat to a dominant narrative or to divide into conservative or liberal camps.
Number of Pages: 570
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: The Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2016
TCIN: 51855650
UPC: 9780470657331
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6511
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MSRPwas $195.00

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