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Published: 09 September 2010

252 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199746743

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The God Strategy

How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Updated Edition

David Domke and Kevin Coe

  • Winner of the National Communication Division's Outstanding Book Award
  • "The God Strategy is a sobering look at just how deeply imbedded religion has become in the contemporary American political psyche. Both the person of faith and the non-believer should fear what is revealed in this carefully crafted review of modern campaign strategies to 'get the God vote'. Domke and Coe demonstrate, with stunningly clear examples, just how the union of government and religion tends to degrade the integrity of both." --Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • "Religion has become central to American politics. The God Strategy is a superb overview of what happened and how it has impacted our democracy. David Domke and Kevin Coe have done the nation a service." --George Lakoff, author of Don't Think of an Elephant!
  • "Domke and Coe have done a masterful job of giving us insight into the mix of religion and politics. The God Strategy taught me much about a field I thought I knew. Anyone who wants to understand how the deeply religious character of America could be used to effect coming elections needs to read this book." --Joel Hunter, Pastor and Member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals
  • "The God Strategy offers an intriguing look at what has become one of the most powerful shaping forces in American political life. Like it or not, religion has for years been establishing the parameters of public debate. As Domke and Coe make clear, this is unlikely to change anytime soon." --Ron Reagan
  • "...provides a valuable service and highlights an important change in U.S. politics."--Communication Research Trends
  • "Filled with plenty of political anecdotes to satisfy the most political junkies"--Religion