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The Resource The end of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones

The end of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones

Label
The end of White Christian America
Title
The end of White Christian America
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist for The Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America, "--NoveList
  • America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. In this book, leading scholar Robert R Jones explains how this seismic change has profoundly altered the politics and social values of the United States. For most of the country's history, White Christian America--the cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant Christians--set the tone for our national policy and shaped American ideals. But in recent decades new immigration patterns, changing birth rates, and religious disaffiliation have transformed the United States. The year 1993 was the last in which white Protestants constituted a majority of the population. Even when Catholics are included, white Christians make up less than half the country. Drawing on findings from one of the largest troves of survey data on contemporary politics and religion, Robert Jones shows how today's most heated controversies--the strident rise of a white "politics of nostalgia" following the election of the nation's first black president; the apocalyptic tone of arguments over same-sex marriage and religious liberty; and stark disagreements between white and black Americans over the fairness of the justice system--can be fully understood only in the context of the anxieties that white Christians feel as the racial, religious, and cultural landscape has changed around them. Today, although they still retain considerable power in the South and within the Republican Party, white Christians lack their former political and social clout. Looking ahead, Jones forecasts the ways that white Christians might adjust to their new reality--and the consequences for the country if they don't.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Robert P.
Dewey number
200.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
J66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and politics
  • White people
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The end of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who is White Christian America? -- Vital signs: a divided and dying White Christian America -- Politics: the end of the White Christian strategy -- Family: gay marriage and White Christian America -- Desegregating White Christian America -- A eulogy for White Christian America
Control code
000403792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781501122293
Lccn
2015041178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000403792
  • (OCoLC)928481537
Label
The end of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who is White Christian America? -- Vital signs: a divided and dying White Christian America -- Politics: the end of the White Christian strategy -- Family: gay marriage and White Christian America -- Desegregating White Christian America -- A eulogy for White Christian America
Control code
000403792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781501122293
Lccn
2015041178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000403792
  • (OCoLC)928481537

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