Smidt, Corwin E. 1946-
Most widely held works by Corwin E Smidt
In God we trust? : religion and American political life ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
From George Washington to George W. Bush, religion has historically played an important role and continues to have a significant influence on American civil life and politics. [This book] supplements ... American political story for those interested in exploring the relationship between religion and American polities in greater depth. [The book] demonstrates the role of religion in relationship to the various aspects of American politics. Prominent scholars offer historical perspectives and contemporary insights into the past, present, and future relationship of Christianity and American political life.-Back cover.
Religion as social capital : producing the common good ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Pulpit and politics : clergy in American politics at the advent of the millennium ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Pews, prayers, and participation : religion and civic responsibility in America by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility in America" offers a fresh approach to key questions about what role religion plays in fostering civic responsibility in contemporary American society. 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.--From publisher description.
The Oxford handbook of religion and American politics ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
This handbook examines the considerable research that has been conducted into the study of religion and politics. It reviews previous work, explains the findings of that research and speculates about the bases of the various findings.
The disappearing God gap? : religion in the 2008 presidential election ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
"After the reelection of George W. Bush in 2004, the "God Gap" became a hotly debated political issue. Religious voters were seen as the key to Bush's victory, and Democrats began scrambling to reach out to them. Four years later, however, with the economy in a tailspin on election day, religion barely seemed to register on people's radar screens. In this book, a team of well-regarded scholars digs deeper to examine the role religion played in the 2008 campaign. They take a long view, placing the election in historical context and looking at the campaign as a whole, from the primaries through all the way through election day. At the heart of their analysis is data gleaned from a national survey conducted by the authors, in which voters were interviewed in the spring of 2008 and then re-interviewed after the election."--BOOK JACKET.
Sojourners in the wilderness : the Christian right in comparative perspective ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Evangelicalism : the next generation by James M Penning ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Contemporary evangelical political involvement : an analysis and assessment ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
An evaluation of the Latino Coalition's Reclamando Nuestro Futuro (Reclaiming our Future) program by Stephen V Monsma ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Divided by a common heritage : the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America at the beginning of the new millennium ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Pews, prayers, and participation religion and civic responsibility in America ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Society, civic responsibility, and citizenship -- Religion in contemporary America -- Religion and membership in civic associations -- Religion, volunteering, and philanthropic giving -- Religion and civic capacities -- Religion and civic virtues.
Reformed vitality : continuity and change in the face of modernity ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Reformed Vitality addresses the issue of what constitutes religious vitality and where it can be found within Reformed circles throughout the world. The authors examine evidence of religious vitality among Reformed believers, within Reformed institutions and communities to discover how they have maintained and/or created that vitality in the face of cultural and social fragmentation. This investigation revealed complex and multifaceted patterns that are explored and assessed to create a proper evaluation of the status of religious vitality by interpreting the signs around it. The information gathered shows that many Reformed communities have entered a critical stage, where issues of identity and relevance are central problems that confront their corporate life. Difficult questions arise as the very purpose and essence of Reformed communities are explored along with the place of religious vitality in them.
Religion, race, and the American presidency ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"This book examines the role of religion, race, and gender in the American presidency over the past forty years with special attention to elections from 1996 to 2004. It tracks trends, counterintuitive findings, and then analyzes case studies of how recent presidents sought to win over key voting constituencies: mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, seculars, women, Jews, Muslims, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Latinos. It also includes a brief capstone chapter that updates the book by showing how many of these constituencies voted in the 2008 election". -- From backcover.
The bully pulpit : The politics of protestant clergy by James L Guth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Singing the ethos of God : on the place of Christian ethics in scripture by Brian Brock ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
National survey of American Evangelicals : preliminary report ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Changing bases of political identification in the United States, 1952-1972 by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The changing patterns of political party identification in the United States, 1964-1972 by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Evangelicals and the 1984 election : continuity or change by Corwin Smidt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
California--Bakersfield Christian college students--Religious life Christian ethics Christian ethics--Biblical teaching Christianity Christianity and politics Christian Reformed Church Christian sociology--Reformed Church Church and the world Church history Church history Church work with students Clergy Comparative studies Conference proceedings Conservatism Conservatism--Religious aspects--Christianity Education (Christian theology) Elections Ethics in the Bible Evangelicalism Hispanic American youth--Education Hispanic American youth--Employment History Juvenile delinquency--Prevention Political parties Political psychology Political science Politics, Practical Presidents--Election Presidents--Elections Race relations--Political aspects Reformed Church Reformed Church in America Religion Religion and civil society Religion and politics Religion and state Secularization (Theology) Social capital (Sociology) Social capital (Sociology)--Religious aspects Social history United States Voting registers World politics
Smidt, Corwin 1946-