The Resource The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada, Lydia Bean

The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada, Lydia Bean

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The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada
Title
The Politics of Evangelical Identity
Title remainder
Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Bean
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
It is now a common refrain among liberals that Christian Right pastors and television pundits have hijacked evangelical Christianity for partisan gain. The Politics of Evangelical Identity challenges this notion, arguing that the hijacking metaphor paints a fundamentally distorted picture of how evangelical churches have become politicized. The book reveals how the powerful coalition between evangelicals and the Republican Party is not merely a creation of political elites who have framed conservative issues in religious language, but is anchored in the lives of local congregations.Drawing on her groundbreaking research at evangelical churches near the U.S. border with Canada—two in Buffalo, New York, and two in Hamilton, Ontario—Lydia Bean compares how American and Canadian evangelicals talk about politics in congregational settings. While Canadian evangelicals share the same theology and conservative moral attitudes as their American counterparts, their politics are quite different. On the U.S. side of the border, political conservatism is woven into the very fabric of everyday religious practice. Bean shows how subtle partisan cues emerge in small group interactions as members define how "we Christians" should relate to others in the broader civic arena, while liberals are cast in the role of adversaries. She explains how the most explicit partisan cues come not from clergy but rather from lay opinion leaders who help their less politically engaged peers to link evangelical identity to conservative politics.The Politics of Evangelical Identity demonstrates how deep the ties remain between political conservatism and evangelical Christianity in America
Biographical or historical data
Lydia Bean is senior consultant to the PICO National Network, the largest multiracial network in the United States bringing low- and moderate-income faith communities into public life.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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Bean, Lydia
Government publication
other
LC call number
BR1642.U5
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Political Science
  • Evangelicalism
  • Politik
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology, other
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada, Lydia Bean
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Two Canadian Churches: Civil Religion in Exile
  • Chapter 5. Evangelicals, Economic Conservatism, and National Identity
  • Chapter 6. Captains in the Culture War
  • Chapter 7. The Boundaries of Political Diversity in Two U.S. Congregations
  • Chapter 8. Practicing Civility in Two Canadian Congregations
  • Conclusion. Politics and Lived Religion
  • Methodological Appendix: Ethnographic Methods
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Timeline
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada
  • Chapter 2. The Boundaries of Evangelical Identity
  • Chapter 3. Two American Churches: Partisanship without Politics
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852611
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454038
  • (OCoLC)984687873
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852611
Label
The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada, Lydia Bean
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Two Canadian Churches: Civil Religion in Exile
  • Chapter 5. Evangelicals, Economic Conservatism, and National Identity
  • Chapter 6. Captains in the Culture War
  • Chapter 7. The Boundaries of Political Diversity in Two U.S. Congregations
  • Chapter 8. Practicing Civility in Two Canadian Congregations
  • Conclusion. Politics and Lived Religion
  • Methodological Appendix: Ethnographic Methods
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Timeline
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Comparing Evangelicals in the United States and Canada
  • Chapter 2. The Boundaries of Evangelical Identity
  • Chapter 3. Two American Churches: Partisanship without Politics
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852611
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454038
  • (OCoLC)984687873
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852611

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