Thu May 17, 2012
God and Politics
Abortion - Gay Marriage - Family Values - Who qualifies as Christian and who doesn’t.
How did religion become such a big deal in presidential politics?
We talk with two scholars with different takes on that question.
Martin Cohen, PhD - Specialist in research on the influence of the Religious Right in American politics. Co-author of The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform [University of Chicago Press, 2008]. Assistant Professor of Political Science, James Madison University.
Brian Kaylor, Ph.D. - Author of the books: Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics [Lexington Books, 2011] and For God’s Sake, Shut Up!: Lessons for Christians on How to Speak Effectively and When to Remain Silent [Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2007]; as well as author of the blog: For Gods Sake Shut Up. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University.