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Contribution to Book
Religion, Rhetoric, and Running for Office: Public Reason on the US Campaign Trail
Government, Politics & Global Studies Faculty Publications
  • Brian Stiltner, Sacred Heart University
  • Steven Michels, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract

It is common, almost expected, for candidates for office in the United States to affirm their religious identity and to employ broad religious themes in support of their political agendas. It is the rare candidate, especially for the Senate or the presidency, who completely eschews religious language due to the pressure and scrutiny of church leaders and advocacy groups with religous and moral agendas.

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Print ISBN-13: 9780199566624

Citation Information
Stiltner, Brian and Steven Michels. "Religion, Rhetoric, and Running for Office: Public Reason on the US Campaign Trail." Religious Voices in Public Places. Eds. Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.