- The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics
- The Role of Religion in American Politics: Explanatory Theories and Associated Analytical and Measurement Issues
- Religion and the American Founding
- Religion and American Voting Behavior, 1830s to 1930s
- Religion and American Political Thought
- Culture, Religion, and American Political Life
- Religion and Political Socialization
- Religion and American Public Opinion: Economic Issues
- Religion and American Public Opinion: Social Issues
- Religion and American Public Opinion: Foreign Policy Issues
- Religion and Social Movements
- Religious Interest Groups in American Politics
- Religion, Parties, and Voting Behavior: A Political Explanation of Religious Influence
- Clergy and American Politics
- Religion and American Political Participation
- Religion and Political Tolerance in the United States: A Review and Evaluation
- Religion and Politics and the Media
- Religion and the U.S. Presidency
- Religion and Legislative Politics
- Religion and Judicial Politics
- Religion and American Public Policy: Morality Policies and Beyond
Abstract and Keywords
This article looks at religion and social movements, starting with the reasons why social movements are important in American politics. The next section centers on how religion can aid their mobilization, and is followed by a review of research conducted on the Christian Right and the religious Left. The article concludes by noting several questions for future research.
Clyde Wilcox is professor of Government at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He is the author of a number of books, chapters, and articles on religion and politics, gender politics, interest group politics, campaign finance, public opinion and electoral behavior, and the politics of social issues such as abortion, gay rights, and gun control. Dr. Wilcox has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited more than 30 books. His books include Public Attitudes on Church and State; Onward Christian Soldiers: The Christian Right in American Politics; and Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective. His latest books include The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage, coedited with Craig Rimmerman, and The Values Campaign: The Christian Right in the 2004 Elections, coedited with John Green and Mark Rozell.
Gregory Fortelny is a Ph.D. student in government at Georgetown University. He holds an undergraduate degree in both psychology and philosophy from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His other research interests include political psychology, lobbying, and campaign finance.
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