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Onward Christian soldiers? : the religious right in American politics

by Wilcox, Clyde, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BR526.W53 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  BR526.W53 2011
They have money, influence, power - and they turn out to vote. "They" are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America (all parts of the Christian Right. But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders of religion and family values in America). 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. Bush'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 the Dilemmas in American Politics series.
Additional Information
Series Dilemmas in American politics.
Subjects Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Religious right -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Church history -- 20th century.
United States -- Church history -- 21st century.
Publisher Boulder, CO :Westview Press,2011
Edition 4th ed.
Contributors Robinson, Carin.
Language English
Description xiii, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.
ISBN 9780813344539 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813344530 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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