Title:
The political voice of clergy
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Gilbert, Christopher P.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and Christopher P. Gilbert. (2002). “The Political Voice of Clergy.” The Journal of Politics 64(2): 596-609.
Publisher:
The Journal of Politics
DATE ISSUED:
May-2002
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5038; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Whether clergy are influencing opinions, setting agendas, mobilizing, or empowering parishioners, the primary mechanism is public speech. Using a national sample of 2,400 ELCA (Lutheran) and Episcopal Church clergy, surveyed in the late summer and fall of 1998, we explore the nature, frequency, and determinants of clergy public speech. We find that clergy public speech is relatively pervasive and conveys a significant amount of normative judgments about the workings of the policy process. In assessing its determinants, we find that clergy public speech is a product of personal motivation situated in an environment conducive to action, which includes the pressures exerted by the congregation, national political cues, and community. Specifically, we find that clergy speak out publicly on political issues when mobilized, but also as a way to represent their congregations in the public sphere and to motivate members to add their distinctive voices to public debate.
ISSN:
00223816
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Christopher P.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:00:21Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:06:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:00:21Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:06:49Z-
dc.date.created2002-05en
dc.date.issued2002-05en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and Christopher P. Gilbert. (2002). “The Political Voice of Clergy.” The Journal of Politics 64(2): 596-609.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00223816en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5038en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionWhether clergy are influencing opinions, setting agendas, mobilizing, or empowering parishioners, the primary mechanism is public speech. Using a national sample of 2,400 ELCA (Lutheran) and Episcopal Church clergy, surveyed in the late summer and fall of 1998, we explore the nature, frequency, and determinants of clergy public speech. We find that clergy public speech is relatively pervasive and conveys a significant amount of normative judgments about the workings of the policy process. In assessing its determinants, we find that clergy public speech is a product of personal motivation situated in an environment conducive to action, which includes the pressures exerted by the congregation, national political cues, and community. Specifically, we find that clergy speak out publicly on political issues when mobilized, but also as a way to represent their congregations in the public sphere and to motivate members to add their distinctive voices to public debate.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Journal of Politicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleThe political voice of clergyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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