Sightings Articles

church leadership | denominationalism | political parties | political partisanship | religious affiliation

Pastors and Political Choice

“Your Rabbi? Probably a Democrat. Your Baptist Pastor? Probably a Republican. Your Priest? Who Knows.” This grabbing headline atop a recent New York Times story by Kevin Quealy promised a splashing wade into the controversial waters marked “politics ...

June 26, 2017

class status | religious affiliation | denominationalism | power differentials | deep solidarity | working class | middle class | privileged class | Gospel of Prosperity

Religion, Class, and Denominationalism in the US -- Joerg Rieger

Ever since H. Richard Niebuhr’s book The Social Sources of Denominationalism (1929) there has been evidence that religious affiliation and class status are somehow connected.   In statistics published in a 2006 sociology textbook, this impression i...

November 6, 2014