The Resource Christian America? : what evangelicals really want, Christian Smith

Christian America? : what evangelicals really want, Christian Smith

Label
Christian America? : what evangelicals really want
Title
Christian America?
Title remainder
what evangelicals really want
Statement of responsibility
Christian Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades Protestant evangelicalism has become a conspicuous and--to many Americans, worrisome--part of this country's cultural and political landscape. But just how unified is the supposed constituency of the Christian Coalition? And who exactly are the people the Christian Right claims to represent? In the most extensive study of American evangelicals ever conducted, Christian Smith explores the beliefs, values, commitments, and goals of the ordinary men and women who make up this often misunderstood religious group. The result is a much-needed contribution to the discussion of issues surrounding fundamental American freedoms and the basic identity of the United States as a pluralistic nation. Based on data from a three-year national study, including more than 200 in-depth interviews of evangelicals around the country, Christian America? assesses the common stereotype of evangelicals as intolerant, right-wing, religious zealots seeking to impose a Christian moral order through political force. What Smith finds instead are people vastly more diverse and ambivalent than this stereotype suggests. On issues such as religion in education, "family values," Christian political activism, and tolerance of other religions and moralities, evangelicals are highly disparate and conflicted. As the voices of interviewees make clear, the labels "conservative" and "liberal" are too simplistic for understanding their approaches to public life and political action
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Smith, Christian
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U5
LC item number
S623 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evangelicalism
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and politics
Label
Christian America? : what evangelicals really want, Christian Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-251) and index
Contents
Making sense of "Christian America" -- The problem of pluralism -- The limits of politics -- Evangelicals on education -- Male headship and gender equality
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 257 p.
Isbn
9780520220416
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99048340
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)42475696
Label
Christian America? : what evangelicals really want, Christian Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-251) and index
Contents
Making sense of "Christian America" -- The problem of pluralism -- The limits of politics -- Evangelicals on education -- Male headship and gender equality
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 257 p.
Isbn
9780520220416
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99048340
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)42475696

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