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Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility in America (Religion and Politics) [Hardcover]

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Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 12, 2008
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
Age  22
ISBN  1589012186  
EAN  9781589012189  


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Is the "private" experience of religion counterproductive to engagement in public life? Does the "public" experience of religion contribute anything distinctive to civic engagement? "Pews, Prayers, and Participation" offers a fresh approach to key questions about what role religion plays in fostering civic responsibility in contemporary American society. Written by five prominent scholars of religion and politics, led by Calvin College's Corwin Smidt, the book brilliantly articulates how religion shapes participation in a range of civic activities -- from behaviors (such as membership in voluntary associations, volunteering, and charitable contributions) to capacities (such as civic skills and knowledge), to virtues (such as law-abidingness, tolerance, and work ethic).

In the course of their study the authors examine whether an individual exhibits a diminished, a privatized, a public, or an integrated form of religious expression, based on the individual's level of participation in both the public (worship) or private (prayer) dimensions of religious life. They question whether the privatization of religious life is counterproductive to engagement in public life, and they show that religion does indeed play a significant role in fostering civic responsibility across each of its particular facets.

"Pews, Prayers, and Participation" is a bold and provocative clarion call to the continuing importance and changing nature of religion in American public life. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of religion and politics, and culture and politics, as well as general readers with an interest in the impact of religion in the public sphere.

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More About Corwin E. Smidt, Kevin R. Den Dulk, James M. Penning, Stephen V. Monsma & Douglas L. Koopman

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Corwin E. Smidt is director of the Paul Henry Institute and a professor of political science at Calvin College.

Kevin R. den Dulk is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University.

James M. Penning is director of the Social Research Center and professor of political science at Calvin College.

Stephen V. Monsma is a research fellow at the Paul Henry Institute at Calvin College and professor emeritus of political science at Pepperdine University. He is the author of many books, including most recently coauthored Faith, Hope and Jobs: Welfare to Work in Los Angeles which is also available from Georgetown University Press.

Douglas L. Koopman is a professor of political science at Calvin College. Koopman coauthored Of Little Faith: The Politics of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Proposals which is also available from Georgetown University Press.



Corwin E. Smidt was born in 1946.

Corwin E. Smidt has published or released items in the following series...
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