Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity?

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INDEX
Abalos, David, 315, 321, 323, 336, 337, 339–340, 344–345
abortion, 2, 32–33, 66–68, 193, 237; Catholics and policy on, 2, 5–7, 9–10, 11–14; death penalty issue and, 376n3; hostility towards opposing points of view, 156; mobilization and politicization of, 359, 361, 368
accommodation, religious. See legal exemptions or accommodations of religion
accountability, political, 134–135, 214, 238
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), 188, 190, 203
activism: amateur or purist activism and the religious divide, 214–215, 218–219, 232–238; Chicano Movement and labor activism, 324–327; community organizing, 36, 258, 328–332, 370–371; Latino political activism, 324–332; polarization and, 31, 214, 215–216, 218; social justice activism within the RCC, 320–321
Adams, John, 29, 374
Adams, John Hurst, 256
advertising, political, 185, 204, 212–213, 359–362, 376
African-Americans: Afro-Christianity and struggle for racial equality, 259–261; and civil skills acquisition, 283; and identification with Christ, 265–266; racial identity of, 34, 274; as voting constituency, 27, 52–53, 275. See also black churches
Albanese, Catherine, 118
Alinsky, Saul, 328–329
al-Qaeda, 94, 98, 100, 101–105, 107, 357
American Citizen Participation Study (CPS), 286–287
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 190, 203
American Political Science Association (APSA), 22–23, 39, 41, 238
American Political Science Review, 21
American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), 124–125
the Amish, 27, 126–127, 135
apocalypse: apocalyptic politics, 30, 179, 187–191, 199–200, 201, 203; apocalyptic theology, 179, 372
Aponte, David, 337–339
APSA (American Political Science Association), 22–23, 39, 41, 238
ARIS (American Religious Identification Survey), 124–125
Arroyo, Stevens, 308, 310, 311
assimilation: education as cultural, 371; immigrants and, 118, 317, 323, 333; of Muslim Americans, 100–101; “segmented assimilation,” 105–106
atheism: hostility toward, 73, 149, 155, 161–164, 168; religious traditionalism and intolerance of, 161–164
authoritarianism, 147, 152–153
autonomy, logic of, 40–41; government funding and, 388, 416; legal exemptions or accommodations of religion and, 40, 126–128, 131–132, 136
Balkans, sectarian conflict in, 363–365, 375
Barvosa-Carter, 324, 333, 336, 344
BCSS (Bishops’ Committee for the Spanish Speaking), 319–320
Bellah, Robert, 120, 326, 346
Benavides, Al, 329–330
Bernardin, Cardinal Joseph, 372–373
Bill of Rights, 27, 115–116, 131, 137, 388, 413, 424–426
Bishops’ Committee for the Spanish Speaking (BCSS), 319–320
Black, Galen, 130
black churches: civic skills developed in, 283; members as voting constituency, 52–53; Nation of Islam as competition for, 265; prophetic tradition in, 33–34, 255, 256, 258, 261–262, 264–265, 266, 268, 269, 273–274, 374; prosperity gospel and (see prosperity gospel); as religious tradition, 49; Social Gospel tradition in, 34, 49, 256, 260–266, 268,

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