By Sue E. S. Crawford,Laura R. Olson
In fresh many years, Christian clergy have ever extra often needed to come to a decision even if to get entangled in politics. once they do get entangled, their effect could be enormous. during this e-book Sue E. S. Crawford, Laura R. Olson, and their coauthors discover the political offerings clergy make and the results of those offerings. Drawing on own interviews and statistical information to put the activities of clergy in either their spiritual and secular contexts, the authors learn mainline and evangelical Protestant, Catholic, and Mennonite groups. They study the function of white, African American, and feminine spiritual leaders. and so they tackle problems with neighborhood improvement, urban executive, and nationwide and foreign politics.
Contributors: Christi J. Braun, Boston collage tuition of legislations • Timothy A. Byrnes, Colgate collage • James C. Cavendish, college of South Florida • Sue E. S. Crawford, Creighton collage • Katie Day, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia • Melissa M. Deckman, Washington collage • Paul A. Djupe, Denison college • Joel S. Fetzer, primary Michigan college • James L. Guth, Furman college • Ted G. Jelen, college of Nevada-Las Vegas • Laura R. Olson, Clemson collage • James M. Penning, Calvin collage • Mary R. Sawyer, Iowa kingdom college • Corwin E. Smidt, Calvin College
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Christian Clergy in American Politics by Sue E. S. Crawford,Laura R. Olson