The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America
The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

 

David Domke and Kevin Coe, The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

 
 

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APPENDIXES [pdf]
A. Major Speeches
B. Faith Terms
C. Nation Terms
D. Pilgrimages
E. Proclamations

   

God and religion have always been part of American politics, but something profound has changed in recent decades. The God Strategy shows convincingly that U.S. politics today is defined by a calculated, deliberate, and partisan use of faith that is unprecedented in the modern history of the nation.  This becomes evident through the book’s examination of the public messages of political leaders over the past seventy-five years—from the 1932 election of Franklin Roosevelt through the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Beginning with Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, what emerges is a set of religious signals sent by both Republicans and Democrats in speeches, party platforms, proclamations, visits to audiences of faith, and even celebrations of Christmas.  The God Strategy documents how this has occurred, who has done it and why, and what it means for the American experiment in democracy.

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