Examines the role of religious lobbyists in American politics and argues that, no matter what their ideological stance, all share an anti-elitist strategy in their campaigns against Washington's policies. This book considers the scope of religious organizations, their tactics, their international politics, and their relationships.
Acknowledgments 1. Religious Lobbyists as Prophets 2. Prophetic Religious Lobbying and the History of Church-State Relations 3. Theoretical Perspectives 4. The Scope of the Prophetic Lobby 5. The Prophetic Outlook of Religious Lobbyists 6. The Tactics of Prophetic Lobbying 7. Prophetic Leaders and Their Members 8. Prophetic Lobbyists and the Future of American Politics Appendix: Methodology and Sample Notes Index
"This book is theoretically fresh, ha[s] good narrative reason and reasoning...a fine book." --Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago "This book is a solid contribution to our understanding of religious lobbies. It makes a strong case that hey help shape the political agenda, with generally positive consequences for democratic traditions and values. It should be read by anyone interested in the nexus of religious lobbies and Washington politics." --Matthew C. Moen, University of Maine
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