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Religion and the Bush presidency /
edited by Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney.
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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viii, 268 p.
ISBN
1403980071 (alk. paper)
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Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
1403980071 (alk. paper)
contents note
Bush and the Christian right : the triumph of pragmatism (Mark J. Rozell) -- What does the Lord require?" Evangelicals and the 2004 presidential vote (Corwin Smidt, John C. Green, Lyman Kellstedt, James Guth) -- Catholics and the politics of change : the presidential campaigns of two JFKs (John Kenneth White and William D'Antonio) -- The mainline Protestant vote (Laura R. Olson and Adam L. Warber) -- The politics of the religious minorities vote in the 2004 elections (Paul A. Djupe, Eric McDaniel, and Jacob R. Neiheisel) -- Keeping the charge : George W. Bush, the Christian right, and the new vital center of American politics (John W. Wells and David B. Cohen) -- The politics of faith-based initiatives (Amy Black and Douglas Koopman) -- Buying Black votes? the GOPs faith-based initiative (Michael K. Fauntroy) -- Life issues : abortion, stem cell research, and the case of Terry Schiavo (Ted G. Jelen) -- Evangelical "internationalists" and U.S. foreign policy during the Bush Administration (Kevin R. Dendulk) -- President George W. Bush and judicial restraint : accommodating religion (Nina Therese Kasniunas and Jack E. Rossotti).
catalogue key
6255362
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-06-01:
This collection of essays examines the role played by religion in guiding the George W. Bush presidency. After a brief introductory chapter laying out the volume's plan and a chapter examining the role of the Religious Right in the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, the reader finds a book cast in two parts. Part 1 provides a detailed examination of the role of religion in the 2004 election. Its essays shed light on the voting and campaign behaviors of Evangelicals, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and religious minorities. Particularly interesting is chapter 5's discussion of American Muslim voters. Essays on the impact of religion on the Bush administration's policy decisions are found in part 2. The first essay here provides an overview of administration activity in the areas of abortion, stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage. The remaining essays offer closer examinations of domestic policies like faith-based initiatives, abortion, and stem-cell research, as well as foreign policy. The volume ends with a revealing look at President Bush's judicial appointments and the role of religion in promoting judicial restraint. Students of the American presidency and American religion and politics will find this book useful. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections. J. D. Rausch West Texas A&M University
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"When morality slips in the American presidency, the religion factor inevitably kicks in. The editors of this readable volume assemble a wide-range of talented historians and social scientists to assess this issue in the presidency of George W. Bush. The empirical data sets the standard for serious discussion of religion in contemporary America. Highly recommended." --William D. Pederson, American Studies Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University in Shreveport "The Politics of the Bush Era cannot be understood without a thorough understanding of the place religion plays in our culture, how it drives voter behavior, and how it informs the administration. Much heat has been generated over the topic, but Rozell and Whitney bring valuable light to the major divisions in our culture and the most interesting policies of the last few years in Washington." --Gary L. Gregg II, Ph.D., Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership, University of Louisville
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George W. Bush has invited more analysis and controversy over the impact of religion on his presidency than perhaps any chief executive of the modern era. Opinion on Bush's religiosity is intensely divisive, with conservative evangelicals seeing him as a man of deep faith and principles and at the same time many progressives seeing the president as almost dangerously fanatical. This volume is a scholarly review and analysis of the role of religion in the Bush presidency. It is divided into two sections of essays by leading scholars: The first examines the impact of various religious voting groups to the 2004 presidential campaign. The second reviews and assesses the impact of religion on the policies of the George W. Bush presidency.
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George W. Bush's religiosity has invited more analysis and controversy over the impact of religion on government than any chief executive of the modern era. This collection of leading scholars' essays first examines the impact of various religions voting groups on the 2004 presidential campaign, and then reviews and assesses the impact of religion on the policies of the Bush presidency.
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George W. Bush's religiosity has invited more analysis and controversy over the impact of religion on government than any chief executive of the modern era. This collection of scholars' essays first examines the impact of religions voting groups on the 2004 presidential campaign, then reviews the impact of religion on the policies.
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George W. Bush has invited more analysis and controversy over the& impact of religion on his presidency& than perhaps any& chief executive& of the modern era.& Opinion on Bush's religiosity is intensely divisive, with conservative evangelicals seeing him as a man of deep faith and principles& and at the same time many progressives seeing the president as almost dangerously fanatical. This volume is a scholarly review and analysis of the role of religion in the Bush presidency. It is divided into two sections of essays by leading scholars: The first examines the impact of various religious voting groups to the 2004 presidential campaign. The second reviews and assesses the impact of religion on the policies of the George W. Bush presidency.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Religion and the Bush Presidency
Bush and the Christian Right: The Triumph of Pragmatism
Religion and the 2004 Election
What Does the Lord Require?: Evangelicals and the 2004 Presidential Vote
Catholics and the Politics of Change: The Presidential Campaigns of Two JFKs
The Mainline Protestant Vote
The Politics of the Religious Minorities' Vote in the 2004 Elections
Religion and the Policies of the Bush Administration
Keeping the Charge: George W. Bush, the Christian Right, and the New Vital Center of American Politics
The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
Buying Black Votes?: The GOP's Faith-Based Initiative
Life Issues: Abortion, Stem Cell Research, and the Case of Terry Schiavo
Evangelical Internationalists and U.S. Foreign Policy during the Bush Administration
President George W. Bush and Judicial Restraint: Accommodating Religion
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