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Author McClendon, Gwyneth H., author
Title From pews to politics : religious sermons and political participation in Africa / Gwyneth H. McClendon and Rachel Beatty Riedl
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BR1430 .M385 2019    AVAILABLE    30650020091514
Descript xiii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note "Does religion influence political participation? This book takes up this pressing debate using Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa as its empirical base to demonstrate that religious teachings communicated in sermons can influence both the degree and the form of citizens' political participation. McClendon and Riedl document some of the current diversity of sermon content in contemporary Christian houses of worship and then use a combination of laboratory experiments, observational survey data, focus groups, and case comparisons in Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya to interrogate the impact of sermon exposure on political participation and the longevity of that impact. Pews to Politics in Africa leverages the pluralism of sermons in sub-Saharan Africa to gain insight into the content of cultural influences and their consequences for how ordinary citizens participate in politics"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-269) and index
Religion as metaphysical instruction, and its influence on political participation -- Christianity and politics in Africa -- Differences in contemporary Christian sermon content -- Effects of sermons on citizens: evidence from the lab -- Recharging sermon influence: evidence from surveys and focus groups -- Group-level political engagement -- Implications and conclusions
Subject Christianity and politics -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Sermons
Political participation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Political participation -- Religious aspects
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Religion
Alt Author Riedl, Rachel Beatty, author
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