From pews to politics : religious sermons and political participation in Africa
From pews to politics : religious sermons and political participation in Africa / Gwyneth H. McClendon, Rachel Beatty Riedl.
|Main Authors:||McClendon, Gwyneth H., (Author), Riedl, Rachel Beatty, (Author)|
"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"--
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY :
Cambridge University Press,
U261.7 / 538055
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Includes bibliographical references and index.