The truth about conservative Christians [electronic resource] : what they think and what they believe / Andrew Greeley & Michael Hout.
By: Greeley, Andrew M.
Contributor(s): Hout, Michael.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (206 p.).ISBN: 9780226306759 (electronic bk.); 0226306755 (electronic bk.); 0226306623 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226306629.Subject(s): Christian conservatism -- United States | Conservatism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Evangelischen | Conservatisme | Verenigde Staten | ქრისტიანული რელიგია -- აშშGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Truth about conservative Christians.DDC classification: 277.3/083 LOC classification: BR526 | .G75 2006ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -201) and index.
The religion of conservative Christians : a return to the Reformation? -- Conservative Christians in American politics -- The politics of conservative Christianity in black and white -- Freedom, inequality, and conservative Christianity -- A social portrait of conservative Christians -- Conservative Christian growth : membership begins at home -- Conservative Christians in the "sexual revolution" -- The conservative Christian family and the "feminist revolution" -- Happiness and lifestyle among conservative Christians -- The Pentecostals : ultimate conservative Christians -- Conservative Christians and Catholics : too estranged for alliance -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Regression results for models of vote and party.
Ever since the reelection of President Bush, conservative Christians have been stereotyped in the popular media: Bible-thumping militants and anti-intellectual zealots determined to impose their convictions on such matters as evolution, school prayer, pornography, abortion, and homosexuality on the rest of us. But conservative Christians are not as fanatical or intractable as many people think, nor are they necessarily the monolithic voting block or political base that kept Bush in power. Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Hout's eye-opening book expertly conveys the complexity, variety, and sensib.