Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement / Edition 2

Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement / Edition 2

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by Michael Barkun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807846384

ISBN-13: 9780807846384

Pub. Date: 12/15/1996

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. In Religion and the Racist Right (1994), Barkun provided the first sustained exploration of the ideological and organizational development of the Christian Identity

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According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. In Religion and the Racist Right (1994), Barkun provided the first sustained exploration of the ideological and organizational development of the Christian Identity movement. In a new chapter written for the revised edition, he traces the role of Christian Identity figures in the dramatic events of the first half of the 1990s, from the Oklahoma City bombing and the rise of the militia movement to the Freemen standoff in Montana. He also explores the government's evolving response to these challenges to the legitimacy of the state. Michael Barkun is professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is author of several books, including Crucible of the Millennium: The Burned-over District of New York in the 1840s.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846384
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/15/1996
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
977,002
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface
Pt. 1The Emergence of Christian Identity
1The Origins of British-Israelism3
2British-Israelism in America: The Early Years, 1870-192817
3British-Israelism and Anti-Semitism: The Anglo-Saxon Federation of America, 1928-194529
4Creating Christian Identity, 1937-197547
Pt. 2Christian Identity Doctrine
5British-Israel Millennialism75
6Christian Identity's Millenarian Vision of History103
7The Demonization of the Jews, 1: Racial Anti-Semitism121
8The Demonization of the Jews, 2: Children of Cain149
9The Demonization of the Jews, 3: "Satan's Spawn"173
Pt. 3Christian Identity and the Political System
10Racial Politics199
11The Order and Territorial Separation225
12Conclusion: The Politics of Ultimacy243
13Epilogue: Oklahoma City and the Rise of the Militias255
Notes291
Index323

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Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is a great contribution in the growing effort to expose the hypocrisy and error of the ¿Christian¿ Right. However, while this book is certainly excellent in that it exposes the Ultra-Right Christian Identity movement, it is perhaps even more important to expose the hypocrisy of the larger Christian Right, which is led by Robertson, Falwell, Dodson, Reed, et al. Fortunately, there are several books that do that quite well, including A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, and Real Prophecy Unveiled, by Joseph J. Adamson. In fact, Adamson's book not only exposes the Religious Right, it explains the real meaning of prophecy to counteract the ¿last days-end times¿ nonsense. Thank God books like these shed the light of truth in a world made dark by religious bigotry and hypocrisy.