Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics

The Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics series, edited by Paul A. Djupe, collects works 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 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.

Prospective authors should contact series editor Paul Djupe or Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas at Temple University Press to discuss their work in progress for inclusion in the series.

An Epidemic among My People

Religion, Politics, and COVID-19 in the United States

Edited by Paul A. Djupe and Amanda Friesen

Did religion make the pandemic worse or help keep it contained?

322 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 38 figures, 1 map


The Evangelical Crackup?

The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition

Edited by Paul A. Djupe and Ryan L. Claassen

Explaining evangelicalism’s relationship to the party system

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 52 figures


Faith and Community

How Engagement Strengthens Members, Places of Worship, and Society

Rebecca A. Glazier

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Showing how community engagement can build stronger congregations and improve democracy

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 47 tables, 14 figures


How Political Parties Mobilize Religion

Lessons from Mexico and Turkey

Luis Felipe Mantilla

Analyzes the evolution of Catholic and Sunni Muslim parties to study religious political mobilization in comparative perspective

274 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 4 figures


Islam, Justice, and Democracy

Sabri Ciftci

Explores the connection between Muslim conceptions of justice and democratic orientations

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 12 figures


One Faith, Two Authorities

Tension between Female Religious and Male Clergy in the American Catholic Church

Jeanine E. Kraybill

Examines the tension between the male-dominated hierarchy and female religious leaders in the American Catholic Church

174 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 5 tables, 19 figures


Rock of Ages

Subcultural Religious Identity and Public Opinion among Young Evangelicals

Jeremiah J. Castle

Are young evangelicals becoming more liberal?

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 44 figures


Understanding Muslim Political Life in America

Contested Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Brian R. Calfano and Nazita Lajevardi

A cogent study of Muslim identity and citizenship—as well as ethnic and gender dynamics—within American politics

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 18 figures


Yes Gawd!

How Faith Shapes LGBT Identity and Politics in the United States

Royal G. Cravens III

Forthcoming Fall 2023 — Pre-order your copy now

A comprehensive study of LGBT religious experiences in the United States that provides important lessons for American democracy and civil society

244 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 tables, 15 figures