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The Resource The party faithful : how and why Democrats are closing the God gap, Amy Sullivan

The party faithful : how and why Democrats are closing the God gap, Amy Sullivan

Label
The party faithful : how and why Democrats are closing the God gap
Title
The party faithful
Title remainder
how and why Democrats are closing the God gap
Statement of responsibility
Amy Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An assessment of the Democratic Party's separation from faith-based agendas identifies its past alliances with church leaders and historical role in social justice movements, citing new initiatives that are changing the party's stance on religion and morality
  • "Amy Sullivan traces the Democratic Party's fall from grace among religious voters, showing how the party lost its primacy - and maybe its soul - in the process. It's a story that begins with the party's ineffectual response to the rise of the religious right and culminates with John Kerry's defeat in the 2004 presidential election. Sullivan documents key turning points along the way, such as the party's alienation of Catholics on the abortion issue and its failure to emulate Bill Clinton's success at reaching religious voters. She demonstrates that there was nothing inevitable about the defection of values voters to the GOP and the emergence of the God gap: it was not just a Republican achievement but the Democrats' failure to embrace their own faith and engage religious Americans on social issues."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Amy
Dewey number
324.2736
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.S88 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Political parties
  • Political parties
  • Religion and politics
  • Politics, Practical
  • Christianity and politics
Label
The party faithful : how and why Democrats are closing the God gap, Amy Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus bumps and God gaps: Introduction -- "The Goddam Christians": how Democrats lost Evangelicals -- "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries" : how Democrats lost Catholics -- Isaiah: Bill Clinton's faithful presidency -- "We don't do white churches": John Kerry's religion disaster -- Pro-life and pro-choice: a breakthrough on abortion -- "Where have you been?": the Democrats discover Evangelicals -- A level praying field: Conclusion
Control code
173367665
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780743297868
Lccn
2007038162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173367665
Label
The party faithful : how and why Democrats are closing the God gap, Amy Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jesus bumps and God gaps: Introduction -- "The Goddam Christians": how Democrats lost Evangelicals -- "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries" : how Democrats lost Catholics -- Isaiah: Bill Clinton's faithful presidency -- "We don't do white churches": John Kerry's religion disaster -- Pro-life and pro-choice: a breakthrough on abortion -- "Where have you been?": the Democrats discover Evangelicals -- A level praying field: Conclusion
Control code
173367665
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780743297868
Lccn
2007038162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173367665

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