Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics Book Series

The Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics series at Temple University Press collects work that explores in theoretically and empirically rigorous ways variations in and determinants of religious presence in the politics of democratic nations — from those with a long history of institutionalized democracy to those struggling to establish free, contested elections and systems of rights and liberties. Books in the series will demonstrate application of one or more of a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore the robust and highly variable presence of religion in democracies.

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Luis Felipe Mantilla. 2021. How Political Parties Mobilize Religion: Lessons from Mexico and Turkey






Sabri Ciftci. 2021. Islam, Justice, and Democracy.






Djupe, Paul A. and Amanda J. Friesen, editors. 2023. An Epidemic Among My People:’ Religion, Politics, and COVID-19 in the United States




Paul A. Djupe and Ryan L. Claassen, editors. 2018. The Evangelical Crackup? The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition







Brian R. Calfano and Nazita Lajevardi, editors. 2019. Understanding Muslim Political Life in America: Contested Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century






Jeanine E. Kraybill. 2019. One Faith, Two Authorities: Tension between Female Religious and Male Clergy in the American Catholic Church






Jeremiah J. Castle. 2019. Rock of Ages: Subcultural Religious Identity and Public Opinion among Young Evangelicals