The Politics of Values examines the emergence, climax, and gradual erosion of the symbiotic relationship between the Republican Party and the Evangelicals from 1998 to 2008. It argues that their similar, conservative, social values tied them together in moral, ideological, and partisan ways during the last decade, thus jeopardizing the principle of the separation of church and state and doing irreparable harm to the American political process.
Jo Renee Formicola is a professor of political science at Seton Hall University. She is the author of several books including Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (with Mary Segers and Paul Weber; Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) and Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Politics: Ten Profiles (ed. with Hubert Morken, Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. The Emergence: Values and Politics Together Chapter 3 2. The Nexus: Religion, Ideology, and Politics Chapter 4 3. Saturation: Values, Values Everywhere Chapter 5 4. Consistency: Religious Values in Politics Chapter 6 5. Democrats: Meet the Religious Left and Center Chapter 7 6. Religious Progressives: Meet the Democrats Chapter 8 7. The Right Implodes Chapter 9 8. The Future: Looking Forward to 2008 and Beyond