Hypocrisy, Inc: How the Religious Right Fabricates Christian Values and Undermines Democracy

Overview

When evangelicals wrap their religion in the flag, there can be serious consequences. When hypocrisy is involved, those consequences are greatly compounded. A timely political book, HYPOCRISY, INC. exposes the religious right's hypocrisy on two counts. First, evangelical "Christian" social and family values flatly contradict what Jesus taught and modeled in the Gospels, which evangelicals claim is literally God's word. Second, the religious right couples these fabricated "Christian" values with conservative ...
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Overview

When evangelicals wrap their religion in the flag, there can be serious consequences. When hypocrisy is involved, those consequences are greatly compounded. A timely political book, HYPOCRISY, INC. exposes the religious right's hypocrisy on two counts. First, evangelical "Christian" social and family values flatly contradict what Jesus taught and modeled in the Gospels, which evangelicals claim is literally God's word. Second, the religious right couples these fabricated "Christian" values with conservative politics to form an ideology that is anti-democratic in concept and practice, while claiming to champion democracy. This surprising and informative expose examines what the Gospels actually say about social and family values - including the role of women, patriarchy, the family, wealth, and much more - demonstrating how far they deviate from evangelical "Christian" values. The book then explores how evangelicals use their values to form a political, social, and economic ideology that exerts great power on American culture, politics, law, and policy in a way that threatens our freedom and form of government.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470159108
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/19/2012
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,487,504
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Agonito is an award winning author whose first novel, Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn, based on a true story, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award for the Best Western Novel in 2006. Her most recent books are Miss Lizzie's War (a Civil War novel) and Hypocrisy, Inc.: How the Religious Right Fabricates Christian Values and Undermines Democracy (a timely political expose).
Agonito has published eight books and many articles and has lectured widely. She has been quoted in major publications like People, Parents, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mademoiselle, New Woman, Men's Health, Human Resources Executive, Across the Board and others. She has appeared on television and radio shows around the U.S., including CNN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS and others. A former college professor and owner of a gender issues consulting business, Agonito holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an M.A. in literature and has taught at Colgate University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the daughter of Italian immigrants and has traveled the world widely.
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