Archives: June 2012

The States Project

Wyoming: A Westerner Encounters Open Range Religion

A Westerner Encounters Open Range Religion.

By Quincy D. Newell

Interview

Red State Religion: An Interview with Robert Wuthnow

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America’s Heartlandby Robert WuthnowPrinceton University Press, 2012 Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology …

By Alfredo Garcia

Review

When the Court Took on Prayer and the Bible in Public Schools

The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine By Steven K. Green Oxford University Press, 2012 Today marks the 50th anniversary …

By Michael D. Waggoner

Report

The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Fred Luter held up his Bible and stomped his feet. It was Monday evening, and he stood on the stage of the convention …

By Ingrid Norton

Editor’s Note

What Can We Learn from UVA?

The forced resignation of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, announced June 10, did not go as planned. Pushed out by a faction of the …

By Marie Griffith

Report

The Plight of Pagans in the Military

Stefani Barner likes to say she is married to the military. She lives in Eastpointe, Michigan, 10 miles from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, where …

By Jennifer Willis

The States Project

California: A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez

A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez.

By Luis D. León

Report

How Your View of God Shapes Your View of the Economy

In recent decades, “big tent” conservatism has seemed on the brink of collapse, its poles buckling under competing constituencies with “values” voters in one corner …

By Paul Froese

Excerpt

The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late 1950s and 1960s.

By Barbara Dianne Savage

The States Project

Wisconsin: A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election

A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election.

By Christopher B. Chapp

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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