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Smidt, Corwin E. 1946-

Works: 30 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 6,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Church history  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BL2525, 261.70973
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Most widely held works by Corwin E Smidt
Religion as social capital producing the common good ( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital-an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length systematic examination of the relationship between religion and social capital and what effects religious social capital has on democratic life in the United States
Pulpit and politics clergy in American politics at the advent of the millennium ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulpit and Politics presents the most current and comprehensive examination of the religious beliefs and political behavior of American clergy at the advent of the new millennium. Based on data gathered during the 2000 presidential election, this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments and social activism from African-American, Baptist, Jewish, Mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and other religious groups. Pulpit and Politics is a treasure trove of historical, comparative and statistical (and sometimes surprising) information about the political behavior of America's clergy
Pews, prayers, and participation religion and civic responsibility in America by Corwin E Smidt ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member 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
In God we trust? : religion and American political life ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of religion and American politics ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member 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
American evangelicals today by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smidt assesses the contemporary social, religious, and political characteristics of evangelical Protestants today. He analyzes the extent to which evangelicals are divided today, and does so within the framework of four potential factors that might shape such divisions: racial/ethnic differences, generational differences, educational differences, and religious differences. Addressing how evangelicals have changed over time, Smidt looks toward the future, addressing generational differences and other possible factors for change among evangelical Protestants
The disappearing God gap? : religion in the 2008 presidential election ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evangelicalism : the next generation by James M Penning ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary evangelical political involvement : an analysis and assessment ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evaluation of the Latino Coalition's Reclamando Nuestro Futuro (Reclaiming our Future) program by Stephen V Monsma ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reformed vitality : continuity and change in the face of modernity ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member 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
The new politics of the old South : an introduction to Southern politics by Charles S Bullock ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in its fifth edition, The New Politics of the Old South is the best and most comprehensive analysis and history of political behaviors and shifting demographics in America's southern states
New day begun : African American churches and civic culture in post-civil rights America by R. Drew Smith ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection discusses African American churches' involvement in post-civil rights era political culture, with regard to faith-based services, black nationalism, evangelism, and community development
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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bully pulpit : the politics of Protestant clergy by James L Guth ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political efficacy, political trust and political participation by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Religious conservatism, political conservatism, and political and social tolerance in the United States : a longitudinal analysis by Corwin E Smidt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Evangelicals within contemporary American politics : differentiating between fundamentalist and non-fundamentalist evangelicals by Corwin E Smidt ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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