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Polarization

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes another important trend involving religion, liberalism, and conservatism. Actively religious Americans are more politically and socially conservative than less religious ... More


“Becoming Conservative, Becoming White?”: Black Evangelicals and the Para-Church Movement

Marla Frederick McGlathery and Traci Griffin

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the development of Discipleship Ministries primarily as they relate to the presence and growth of African American leadership within this biblically conservative, evangelical ... More


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

Lydia Bean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

It is now a common refrain among liberals that Christian Right pastors and television pundits have hijacked evangelical Christianity for partisan gain. This book challenges this notion, arguing that ... More


The Political Conservatism of the Jews in Britain

Geoffrey Alderman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195103311
eISBN:
9780199854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the phenomenon of political conservatism among British Jews since 1945. The study of Jewish political preferences is now long established, and can of course be justified on its ... More


A New Kind of Conservative Ronald Reagan

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ronald Reagan was the most dynamic force in American political conservatism in 1965, and any group that wanted to make a big media splash, raise funds for its cause, or simply energize its members, ... More


Protestantism and Conservatism, 1829–1841

John Wolffe

in The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain 1829–1860

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201991
eISBN:
9780191675119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201991.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between Protestantism and political conservatism in Great Britain during the period from 1829 to 1841. It explains that Protestantism was given a political life ... More


Liberal Egalitarianism in a Cul-de-Sac?: Sprawl, Liberal Virtue, and Social Solidarity

Thad Williamson

in Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195369434
eISBN:
9780199852826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369434.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides an empirical scrutiny of sprawl and liberal values—social trust, tolerance, and respect for diversity. It also provides an in-depth discussion of the neighbourhood ... More


Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Peter V. Marsden (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social Survey—a ... More


Defining Russian Conservatism

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter undertakes the difficult task of defining Russian conservatism. Many of conservatism's most commonly cited features appear at best to fit uneasily together and at worst to contradict ... More


Conclusion: Trump and Religious Conservatism

Gillis J. Harp

in Protestants and American Conservatism: A Short History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199977413
eISBN:
9780190941185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199977413.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Among the most significant outcomes of the complex relationship between evangelicals and political conservatism has been to make orthodox Protestants simultaneously both less distinctively Christian ... More


Introduction

Glenn Feldman

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book attempts to get at the intersection of politics and religion in the American South. The chapters in this book strongly suggest that in the South, religion has worked hand in hand with ... More


Introduction

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents an overview of the progressive evangelical movement as an alternative to both the Religious Right and the political left from the 1970s into the twenty-first century. It ... More


Reengineered and Rewired: Downsized Business and the Insecure Worker

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The dominant theme of the 1990s was the explosive potential of advanced technology. In Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, the high-tech phenomenon played out against a background of ... More


Ezra Taft Benson and Modern (Book of) Mormon Conservatism

Patrick Q. Mason

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Latter-day Saint apostle Ezra Taft Benson became Secretary of Agriculture in 1953 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Especially in the 1960s, Benson both reflected and guided Mormonism’s embrace ... More


‘Creatures of an Impossible Time’: Late Modernism, Human Rights and Elizabeth Bowen

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Unlike Rebecca West or Hannah Arendt, Elizabeth Bowen was not a political journalist; nor did she ever aspire to be. She once described the taking up of the position of the ‘psychologically displaced ... More


Failing the Silver Age: 1861 to 1901

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the failure of Weimar's denizens to lift the town into a Silver Age in the second half of the nineteenth century. It first looks at some of the achievements of the period ... More


Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Stephen E. Kercher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation's leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who ... More


“More Than a Magazine”: The Guideposts Story

Carol V. R. George

in God's Salesman: Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190914769
eISBN:
9780190914806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914769.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Norman Vincent Peale disseminated his gospel using the “Guideposts” magazine, which used the motto, “More than a magazine.” Founded in 1944 by Peale, “Guideposts” gave ... More


The Evangelical Countercult Movement and Mormon Conservatism

Matthew Bowman

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 1960s, Mormons have staked out socially conservative positions on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage that has brought them into political alignment with other religious ... More


Calvin Coolidge: “When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him”

Amity Shlaes

in When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

At the height of his career and in the second year of his presidency, Calvin Coolidge lost his cherished second son, Calvin Jr. Barely sixteen, Calvin Jr. died suddenly from an infection resulting ... More


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