MARIE A. EISENSTEIN
Title: Religion and the Politics of Tolerance: How Christianity Builds Democracy
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Baylor University Press 2008-01-15
1932792848 / 9781932792843
Seller ID: 20080220134806
Challenging a widespread belief that religious people are politically intolerant, Marie Ann Eisenstein offers compelling evidence to the contrary. In this surprising and significant book, she thoroughly re-examines previous studies and presents new research to support her argument that there is, in fact, a positive correlation between religious belief and practice and political tolerance in the United States. Eisenstein utilizes sophisticated new analytical tools to re-evaluate earlier data and offers persuasive new statistical evidence to support her claim that religiousness and political tolerance do, indeed, mix - and that religiosity is not the threat to liberal democracy that it is often made out to be.