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From the Publisher"The best general study of the Religious Right."—Church History
"Well-balanced, persuasive and beautifully written."—European Journal of American Studies
"God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right, will likely become the new standard overview of the Christian Right.... For readers looking for a broad history of the Christian Right, this book is a major contribution and its scope is an undeniable accomplishment.... For readers looking for a broad history of the Christian Right, this book is a major contribution and its scope is an undeniable accomplishment."-J. Russell Hawkins, Journal of Southern Religion
"A wonderfully thorough account of the Christian Right.... a bright example of sound methodology, clear and concise prose, and rigorous analysis. Based on years of painstaking research in a multitude of periodicals, personal and political papers, and organizational records, God's Own Party effectively transports the reader through time, charting the development of Christian right-wing activism over the course of ninety years."—Darren Dochuk, Journal of Southern Religion
"Thoroughly researched and engagingly written. . . God's Own Party should serve as the standard history of the latest Protestant Right for the foreseeable future."—Journal of American History
"Based on extensive and groundbreaking archival research, God's Own Party is a formidable piece of historical reconstruction. In lucid prose, Williams uncovers many previously unknown (or very little known) episodes in the history of evangelical interventions in postwar electoral politics. Richly detailed and well written, this book offers thoughtful, at times provocative, analysis of the origins and evolution of the Christian Right."
— Bruce Schulman, author of The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics
"Although the success and endurance of the Religious Right continues to baffle countless Americans, Daniel Williams shows us why it should not. His deeply researched, clearly written, and sharply argued book God's Own Party will transform how we understand the past-and the future-of evangelical political engagement. This book positions Williams at the head of a new generation of scholars exploring the intersections among American religion, politics, and culture."
—Matthew Avery Sutton, author of Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
"A sweeping history of evangelicals and politics, Daniel Williams's book makes an important contribution to historical scholarship. Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how the Republican party became the party of the Christian Right."
—Lisa McGirr, author of Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right