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What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics Paperback – October 11, 2010
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In recent years the Democratic Party has struggled to win over conservative Christian voters without antagonizing religious liberals, members of minority faiths and secular Americans. David Weiss has assembled eleven fascinating essays documenting and assessing the religious strategies of Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates. No student of politics and religion in the United States should miss this insightful and balanced evaluation. (James L. Guth, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, Furman University)
David Weiss and his colleagues have produced a fascinating collection of essays on the role of religion in the rhetoric of the Democratic Party and its leaders. Insightful, analystic and timely, this book reveals that religious language is not the sole province of Republicans and is likely to remain a staple of political discourse for years to come. (John C. Green, University of Akron, and Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics)
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