God is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America / Edition 1

God is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Heineman
     
 

ISBN-10: 081473555X

ISBN-13: 9780814735558

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

From Billy Graham and Ronald Regan to Newt Gingrich and William Bennett, God is a Conservative provides an important look at the role of religion in conservative politics in modern America. Kenneth J. Heineman reveals the profoundly religious nature of contemporary conservatism, offering an intriguing look at the social history of moral politics over the

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From Billy Graham and Ronald Regan to Newt Gingrich and William Bennett, God is a Conservative provides an important look at the role of religion in conservative politics in modern America. Kenneth J. Heineman reveals the profoundly religious nature of contemporary conservatism, offering an intriguing look at the social history of moral politics over the last three decades, and the still tremulous aftershocks of the New Deal. With a new Preface that examines the Bush presidency, including a provocative analysis of his re-election, and the rising influence of the Conservative Right, God is a Conservative is essential reading for understanding today's American political landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814735558
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction: Heaven Can't Wait
1 Reaping the Whirlwind: 1968
2 Deluge '7
3 J. C. Saves in '76
4 The Great Awakening: 1980
5 "It's Morning in America": 1984
6 " A Thousand Points of Light": 1988
7 "Godspeak": 1992
8 "Don't Ask , Don't Tell" : 1996
Epilogue: There Is No Money in Social Conservatism
Notes
Index
About the Author

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