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  Volume 59, Number 3, September 2007

Table of Contents

From: American Quarterly

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Special Issue: Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States

Guest Editor: R. Marie Griffith and Melani McAlister


pp. vii-ix

Introduction: Is the Public Square Still Naked?

pp. 527-563

Engaging State Power

"Favoritism Cannot Be Tolerated": Challenging Protestantism in America's Public Schools and Promoting the Neutral State

pp. 565-591

Selling American Diversity and Muslim American Identity through Nonprofit Advertising Post-9/11

pp. 593-622

"The ERA Is a Moral Issue": The Mormon Church, LDS Women, and the Defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment

pp. 623-644

Hot Damned America: Evangelicalism and the Climate Change Policy Debate

pp. 645-668

Catholics, Democrats, and the GOP in Contemporary America

pp. 669-681

Politics of the Gobal

Islamism and Its African American Muslim Critics: Black Muslims in the Era of the Arab Cold War

pp. 683-709

"As Americans" Against "Genocide": The Crisis in Darfur and Interreligious Political Activism

pp. 711-735

From Exodus to Exile: Black Pentecostals, Migrating Pilgrims, and Imagined Internationalism

pp. 737-757

Who Speaks for Indian Americans? Religion, Ethnicity, and Political Formation

pp. 759-783

Leaders and Activists

Benjamin Mays, Global Ecumenism, and Local Religious Segregation

pp. 785-806

Impossible Assimilations, American Liberalism, and Jewish Difference: Revisiting Jewish Secularism

pp. 807-832

An Exception to Exceptionalism: A Reflection on Reinhold Niebuhr's Vision of "Prophetic" Christianity and the Problem of Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy

pp. 833-855

Cesar Chavez in American Religious Politics: Mapping the New Global Spiritual Line

pp. 857-881

Ties That Bind and Divisions That Persist: Evangelical Faith and the Political Spectrum

pp. 883-909

Media and Performance

"Signaling Through the Flames": Hell House Performance and Structures of Religious Feeling

pp. 911-935

Critical Faith: Japanese Americans and the Birth of a New Civil Religion

pp. 937-968

Back to the Future: Religion, Politics, and the Media

pp. 969-989

Testimonial Politics: The Christian Right's Faith-Based Approach to Marriage and Imprisonment

pp. 991-1015

"It Will Change the World If Everybody Reads This Book": New Thought Religion in Oprah's Book Club

pp. 1017-1041



pp. 1043-1049

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