Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in An Age of Confessional Politics

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in An Age of Confessional Politics

eBook - 2011
Rate this:
When a Bible-quoting Sunday School teacher, Jimmy Carter, won the 1976 presidential election, it marked the start of a new era of presidential campaign discourse. The successful candidates since then have followed Carter's lead in publicly testifying about their personal religious beliefs and invoking God to justify their public policy positions and their political visions. With this new confessional political style, the candidates have repudiated the former perspective of a civil-religious contract thatkept political leaders from being too religious and religious leaders from being too politi.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages).


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top