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Pews, Prayers, and Participation Religion and Civic Responsibility in America

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ISBN-10: 1589012178

ISBN-13: 9781589012172

Edition: 2009

Authors: Corwin E. Smidt, Kevin R. Den Dulk, James M. Penning, Stephen V. Monsma, Douglas L. Koopman

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Is the "private" experience of religion counterproductive to engagement in public life? Does the "public" experience of religion contribute anything distinctive to civic engagement? 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. Written by five prominent scholars of religion and politics, led by Calvin College's Corwin Smidt, the book brilliantly articulates how religion shapes participation in a range of civic activities-from behaviors (such as membership in voluntary associations, volunteering, and charitable…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Steven V. Monsma is Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University. He has served as director of the Office of Quality Review in Michigan's Department of Social Services, and is a widely recognized expert on the role of faith-based organizations in social service programs.