Religion and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars

Religion and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars

This volume reframes the narrative that has too often dominated the field of historical study of religion and politics: the culture wars. Influenced by culture war theories first introduced in the 1990s, much of the recent history of modern American religion and politics is written in a mode that takes for granted the enduring partisan divides that can blind us to the complex and dynamic intersections of faith and politics. The contributors to Religion and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars argue that such narratives do not tell the whole story of religion and politics in the modern age. This collection of essays, authored by leading scholars in American religious and political history, challenges readers to look past familiar clashes over social issues to appreciate the ways in which faith has fueled twentieth-century U.S. politics beyond predictable partisan divides and across a spectrum of debates ranging from environment to labor, immigration to civil rights, domestic legislation to foreign policy. Offering fresh illustrations drawn from a range of innovative primary sources, theories, and methods, these essays emphasize that our rendering of religion and politics in the twentieth century must appreciate the intersectionality of identities, interests, and motivations that transpire and exist outside an unbending dualistic paradigm. Contributors: Darren Dochuk, Janine Giordano Drake, Joseph Kip Kosek, Josef Sorett, Patrick Q. Mason, Wendy L. Wall, Mark Brilliant, Andrew Preston, Matthew Avery Sutton, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Benjamin Francis-Fallon, Michelle Nickerson, Keith Makoto Woodhouse, Kate Bowler, and James T. Kloppenberg.

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Religion and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars
Language: en
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Authors: Darren Dochuk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-15 - Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

This volume reframes the narrative that has too often dominated the field of historical study of religion and politics: the culture wars. Influenced by culture
Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Irene Taviss Thomson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-11 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

"Irene Taviss Thomson gives us a nuanced portrait of American social politics that helps explain both why we are drawn to the idea of a 'culture war' and why th
Integral Pluralism
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Fred Dallmayr
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-26 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, thes
A Faith of Our Own
Language: en
Pages: 123
Authors: Jonathan Merritt
Categories: RELIGION
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-01 - Publisher:

"Jonathan Merritt gives voice to an emerging generation of Christians who engage the political process with an unpolarized, Christ-centered faith that is changi
Culture Wars
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Deborah James
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

The relationship between anthropologists’ ethnographic investigations and the lived social worlds in which these originate is a fundamental issue for anthropo
Beyond Culture Wars
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michael Scott Horton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01 - Publisher: Moody Pub

Beyond Culture Wars shows that the church, not the world, must become our primary target for reformation.
Beyond the Culture Wars
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Gerald Graff
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Argues that conflicts over education today afford a positive change in higher education rather than a downfall, and speaks out against liberal complacency
Beyond Culture Wars?
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Oskar Gruenwald
Categories: Culture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

Anthropology Beyond Culture
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard G. Fox
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their custom
Christians and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: David P. Gushee
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Assesses current state of Christian engagement in politics: focusing on a variety of historical, theological, and theoretical issues and offering responses to c