Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests (Religion and Politics) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 22.91  
Retail Value $ 26.95  
You Save $ 4.04  (15%)  
Item Number 94889  
Buy New $22.91
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   260
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.55" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.84 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 29, 2008
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
Age  22
ISBN  1589011937  
EAN  9781589011939  

Availability  0 units.

Religion and Politics - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Cultural Conversions   $ 33.96   In Stock  
  From Slogans to Mantras: Social Protest and Religious Conversion in the Late Vietnam Era (Religion and Politics)   $ 16.96   In Stock  
  Perfectionist Politics: Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy (Religion and Politics)   $ 16.96   In Stock  
  Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility in America (Religion and Politics)   $ 27.79   In Stock  
  The Catholic Church and the Nation-state: Comparative Perspectives (Religion and Politics)   $ 27.79   In Stock  
  The Origins of Christian Anti Internationalism: Conservative Evangelicals and the League of Nations (Religion and Politics)   $ 60.99   In Stock  

Item Description...

For well over a century the Catholic Church has articulated clear positions on many issues of public concern, particularly economics, capital punishment, foreign affairs, sexual morality, and abortion. Yet the fact that some of the Church's positions do not mesh well with the platforms of either of the two major political parties in the U.S. may make it difficult for Americans to look to Catholic doctrine for political guidance. Scholars of religion and politics have long recognized the potential for clergy to play an important role in shaping the voting decisions and political attitudes of their congregations, yet these assumptions of political influence have gone largely untested and undemonstrated.

"Politics in the Parish" is the first empirical examination of the role Catholic clergy play in shaping the political views of their congregations. Gregory Allen Smith draws from recent scholarship on political communication, and the comprehensive Notre Dame Study of Parish Life, as well as case studies he conducted in nine parishes in the mid-Atlantic region, to investigate the extent to which and the circumstances under which Catholic priests are influential in shaping the politics of their parishioners.

Smith is able to verify that clergy do exercise political influence, but he makes clear that such influence is likely to be nuanced, limited in magnitude, and exercised indirectly by shaping parishioner religious attitudes that in turn affect political behavior. He shows that the messages that priests deliver vary widely, even radically, from parish to parish and priest to priest. Consequently, he warns that scholars should exercise caution when making any global assumptions about the political influence that Catholic clergy affect upon their congregations.

Buy Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests (Religion and Politics) by Gregory Allen Smith from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781589011939 & 1589011937

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests (Religion and Politics) by Gregory Allen Smith today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Gregory Allen Smith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Gregory Allen Smith is a research fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he contributes to the Forum's survey research efforts. In 2006 he earned the Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best dissertation in religion and politics, awarded by the Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Religious Studies > Christianity   [2832  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General   [22730  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > General   [5549  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism   [0  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > Catholic   [1161  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > General   [936  similar products]
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Church & State   [1182  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
The Catholic church arguably remains the most powerful religious organization on the planet.   Jul 14, 2008
Despite a great loss in its stature over the centuries, the Catholic church arguably remains the most powerful religious organization on the planet. "Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests" is a look at the politics of the Catholic church, and how it uses its power in the modern political world. A look at how priests shape the views of their congregations with their sermons, and how Catholics can intertwine their faith with their political beliefs, "Politics in the Parish" speaks on the issues that ignite clashes between Catholic church and both the Democrat and Republican sides of politics. "Politics in the Parish" is highly recommended for community library religious and political collections.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch

Write your own review about Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests (Religion and Politics)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support