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Corwin Smidt is Paul B. Henry Professor of Political Science and Director of the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College. He is co-author of Evangelicalism: The Next Generation (Baker, 2002). His most recently completed volumes are Pews, Prayers, and Participation: The Role of Religion in Fostering Civic Responsibility (Georgetown University Press, 2008) and his co-edited volume The Oxford Handbook on Religion and American Politics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).