Religion and Social Movements

Clyde Wilcox and Greg Fortelny

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Religion and Social Movements

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This article looks at religion and social movements, starting with the reasons why social movements are important in American politics. The next section centers on how religion can aid their mobilization, and is followed by a review of research conducted on the Christian Right and the religious Left. The article concludes by noting several questions for future research.

Keywords: social movements; Christian Right; religious Left; mobilization; American politics

Article.  15243 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Religious Studies

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