The Evolving American Presidency

Religion and the American Presidency

Editors: Rozell, M., Whitney, G. (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-60415-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7771-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $33.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-53780-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This volume opens a new avenue toward understanding the politics and policies of many US presidents. As the essays in this book reveal, religion has had an enormous impact on many critical presidencies in US history. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, these essays reveal the deeply religious side to Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan, among others.

About the authors

MARK J. ROZELL Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, USA.
GLEAVES WHITNEY Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, USA.

Reviews

"A commitment to religion has persisted across American history regardless of whether the president was a Federalist like Washington, a Jeffersonian like Madison, a Republican like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan, or a Democrat like Truman, Carter, and Clinton. Religion and the American Presidency is a scholarly benchmark in the presidency studies, and a pioneering new perspective on the highest office in the land. Students of the historical presidency, sociologists of religion, and all people of faith will thoroughly enjoy reading the essays in this volume. Thank you, Professors Rozell and Whitney." - Raymond Tatalovich, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago'There's no better place to explore the intersection between religion and the presidency than in this collection of fascinating case studies of American presidents. Its readability, scholarship, and balance should appeal to a broad audience of scholars, students, and the general public.'

- William D. Pederson, American Studies Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University in Shreveport


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Religion and the Presidency in Historical Perspective

    Rozell, Mark J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Faith of George Washington

    Smith, Gary Scott

    Pages 9-37

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Myth of Separation

    Buckley, Thomas E., S.J.

    Pages 39-50

  • Religion in the Life, Thought, and Presidency of James Madison

    Muñoz, Vincent Phillip

    Pages 51-72

  • Lincoln’s Political Religion and Religious Politics: Or, What Lincoln Teaches Us about the Proper Connection between Religion and Politics

    Morel, Lucas E.

    Pages 73-93

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-60415-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7771-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $33.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-53780-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and the American Presidency
Editors
  • M. Rozell
  • G. Whitney
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60415-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230604155
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7771-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53780-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 302
Topics