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Clergy and American Politics

Laura R. Olson

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195326529.003.0013

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Clergy and American Politics

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This article observes the central currents in the literature on politics and clergy. The first section centers on charting a short historical map of scholarship on clergy and politics. It then considers the question of whether clergy are paradigmatic of other politically relevant social elites. It considers how one may categorize the politically relevant activities that the clergy engages in, and discusses the ways the existing literature helps in understanding whether and why clergy become politically active.

Keywords: clergy; historical map; scholarship; social elites

Article.  10625 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Christianity ; Religious Studies

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