By Sue E. S. Crawford,Laura R. Olson

In contemporary a long time, Christian clergy have ever extra usually needed to make a decision even if to get involved in politics. after they do get involved, their effect might be tremendous. during this booklet Sue E. S. Crawford, Laura R. Olson, and their coauthors discover the political offerings clergy make and the results of those offerings. Drawing on own interviews and statistical information to put the activities of clergy in either their non secular and secular contexts, the authors examine mainline and evangelical Protestant, Catholic, and Mennonite groups. They study the function of white, African American, and feminine non secular leaders. and so they deal with problems with neighborhood improvement, urban executive, and nationwide and foreign politics.

Contributors: Christi J. Braun, Boston collage college of legislations • Timothy A. Byrnes, Colgate college • James C. Cavendish, college of South Florida • Sue E. S. Crawford, Creighton college • Katie Day, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia • Melissa M. Deckman, Washington collage • Paul A. Djupe, Denison collage • Joel S. Fetzer, principal Michigan collage • James L. Guth, Furman collage • Ted G. Jelen, college of Nevada-Las Vegas • Laura R. Olson, Clemson college • James M. Penning, Calvin collage • Mary R. Sawyer, Iowa nation collage • Corwin E. Smidt, Calvin College

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