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Onward Christian Soldiers? The Religious Right in American Politics

ISBN-10: 0813344530
ISBN-13: 9780813344539
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Bringing the story of the religious right up to the Obama administration, this revised fourth edition explores the history of the movement in twentieth and early twenty-first century American politics. The authors review the expansion of the Christian right through George W. Bushrs"s second administration and evaluate how the religious right fared in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Although figureheads of the religious right remain in the news, their power in Washington may be declining, and the authors consider the fate of the religious right under the Obama administration. Examining how the religious right both does and does not fit into the proper role of religious groups in American politics,Onward Christian Soldiers?is an essential addition to theDilemmas in American Politicsseries.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: The Christian Right in Context
What Is the Christian Right?
The Controversy
The First Amendment and Church and State
Religion and Politics in America
A Culture War?
Conclusion and Overview of the Book
Revivals and Revolution: The Christian Right in Twentieth-Century America
The Fundamentalist Religious Revolt
The Fundamentalist Political Revolt
The Anticommunist Crusades
The Fundamentalist Right of the 1980s
The Robertson Campaign
The Christian Right, 1920-1990: Continuity and Change
A Second Coming? The Christian Right, 1990-2004
The Passing of the Guard: The Christian Right After 2004
The Target Constituency of the Christian Right
Conclusion
The Christian Right in American Politics
The Christian Right in the First Decade of the New Millennium
Christian Right Action in Electoral Politics
Lobbying Government
Conclusion
Assessing the Christian Right
Why Do People Support or Join the Christian Right?
The Christian Right and American Democracy
The Christian Right Agenda: Is It Radical or Mainstream?
Conclusion
The Future of the Christian Right
Can the Christian Right Expand?
Can the Christian Right Come to Power?
Premillennialists in the New Millennium
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Glossary
Notes
References
Index

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