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Conservative Christians in American Politics

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conservative Christians are the center of attention when the discussion turns to values. But their voting priorities and internal divisions are widely and wildly misunderstood. For while Conservative ... More


Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses two questions: (1) Are the sexual attitudes and behaviors of Conservative Protestants significantly different from those of other Americans, especially Mainline Protestants? ... More


Conservative Christian Growth: Membership Begins at Home1

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More American Protestants today prefer the Conservative denominations than the Mainline ones. The Conservatives, it is said, have a strong appeal for American Protestants because of their emphasis on ... More


A Social Portrait of Conservative Christians

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stereotypes about Conservative Protestants abound. Religious issues aside, they are pigeonholed as Southern, uneducated gun owners who live in trailers parks or at least far from town. This chapter ... More


Freedom, Inequality, and Conservative Christianity

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the issues of freedom and equality. Across the board, religious differences in both nationalist and egalitarian values are modest differences of degree. Conservative Protestants ... More


Conservative Christians and Catholics: Too Estranged for Alliance

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of whether anti-Catholic sentiments among Conservative Christians still persist. It examines two slurs—Catholics are not permitted to think for themselves and the ... More


Conclusions

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study of Conservative Christians began with the intention of exploring the social and demographic condition of these Christians and with the hope of ascertaining whether conservative religious ... More


Happiness and Lifestyle among Conservative Christians

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tests the hypothesis that religious people are happier than people who have neither companionship nor faith. It shows that religion per se is the causal factor in religious peoples' ... More


Everyday Life at Home

Nancy Tatom Ammerman

in Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199896448
eISBN:
9780199367702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896448.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

People from all sorts of families and households were included in this research. This chapter analyzes the stories they told about everyday routines, relationships with partners and children and ... More


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