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 Ronald Reagan: Making America God's Shining City on a Hill

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ronald Reagan’s religious convictions were crucial to his understanding of the world and performance as president, but few scholars have provided substantive analysis of his faith and its impact on ... More


 Dwight David Eisenhower, Dynamic Conservatism, and the Religious Revival of the 1950s

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal behavior, the mood of the 1950s, and shrewd publicity combined to make his administration seem more religious than those of most other presidents. Although the general ... More


Religion, Rhetoric, and Running for Office: Public Reason on the US Campaign Trail

Brian Stiltner and Steven Michels

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Political campaigning has received relatively scant attention in the literature on public reason. This chapter examines the rhetoric of the four major candidates for U.S. president in 2008. These ... More


The Consequences of Religious Language on Presidential Candidate Evaluations

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asserts that religious rhetoric is a significant cause of the relationship between religion and politics in the mass public, and that this process can be understood by examining both the ... More


Religious Rhetoric and the Politics of Identity

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the invocation of religious identities in modern campaigns. It provides evidence that religious rhetoric is rarely concerned with taking stances on issues or rationalizing a ... More


Religious Rhetoric and the Politics of Emotive Appeals

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins by introducing a strategy for identifying emotive elements in speeches. By using the same rhetoric database in the previous chapter, it concludes that candidates adopt specific ... More


A Theory of Religious Rhetoric in American Campaigns

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the ambiguous role of religious expression and how it shapes American politics. Tackling this issue not only explains the role of religion in the 2004 and 2008 presidential ... More


Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Christopher B. Chapp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From Ronald Reagan's regular invocation of America as “a city on a hill” to Barack Obama's use of spiritual language in describing social policy, religious rhetoric is a regular part of how ... More


Religious Rhetoric in American Political History

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins by tackling emotion and identity from a historical point of view, evaluating the use of religious rhetoric in American politics from early Puritan political communities through ... More


The Rhetorical Construction of Religious Constituencies

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes that religious rhetoric is a force mainly responsible for shaping the contours of American political culture. Religious rhetoric is also electorally consequential and ... More


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