Evangelical Christianity in the United States and Great Britain

Religious Beliefs, Political Choices

  • J Christopher Soper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-198

About this book


'A significant scholarly work. Its continuous assessment of different theories of social movement formation, its unique contentions concerning the mechanisms by which groups become politically mobilized, and its insightful comparative analysis make this an important study'.- C.Smidt, Calvin College '...a helpful contribution to the continuing debate on the nature of evangelicalism and its relationship to political action.' - Richard Turnbull, Church of England Newspaper This book examines the factors that have contributed to evangelical Christian politics in the United States and Great Britain in the past two centuries. Through a careful analysis of the temperance and abortion movements, the book shows how evangelical religious beliefs and cultural values led believers in America and Britain to form political protest groups. The book also assesses the outcome of evangelical politics by showing how political institutions unique to each nation shaped the social expression of religious values.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J Christopher Soper
    • 1
  1. 1.Pepperdine UniversityMalibuUnited States

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