This book demonstrates how Barack Obama charted a new course for Democrats by staking out claims among moderate-conservative faith communities and emerged victorious in the presidential contest, in part by promoting a new Democratic racial-ethnic and religious pluralism.
Table of Contents
1. Religion, Politics, and American Society 2. Mainline Protestants and the 2008 Election 3. Evangelicals and the 2008 Election 4. Catholics and the 2008 Election 5. Jews and the 2008 Election 6. Muslims and the 2008 Election 7. Seculars and the 2008 Election 8. Women, Religion, and the 2008 Election 9. African Americans, Religion, and the 2008 Election 10. Latinos, Religion, and the 2008 Election 11. Asian Americans, Religion, and the 2008 Election 12. Conclusion
Gastón Espinosa is the Arthur V. Stoughton associate professor at Claremont McKenna College and co-editor of the Columbia University Press Series in Religion and Politics. He served as research director of the Pew Charitable Trusts-funded Hispanic Churches in American Public Life research and Latino Religions and Politics national survey. His books include Religion, Race, and the American Presidency (2008), Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush with Commentary and Sources (2009), and Latino Religions and Politics in American Public Life (forthcoming).