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Faith of Obama shifts “good Christians are right-wing” frame

Date:26 October 2012
Author:Maria Vliek
CNN has an excellent piece on the faith of Barack Obama. The author, John Blake, argues that Obama is a religious pioneer that challenges the dominant frame where a good Christian is equated with a right-wing conservative. According to Blake, Obama brings back the social gospel tradition which was dominant at the start of the 20th century. And his source of inspiration is the Black Church.

The Puzzle of Religion in US Presidential Politics

Date:11 October 2012
Author:Religion Factor
With the count down on till the USA votes for its next President, The Religion Factor reflects on the role of religion in this important process. Foreign observers of the 2012 US presidential campaign may be forgiven for being puzzled by the role of religion in American politics.