Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective

Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective

by James M. Penning, Corwin E. (Ed.) Smidt
     
 

While the Christian Right has been the subject of a good deal of scholarly analysis, it has not been adequately studied within a comparative context—across time, across different institutional systems, or across different religious communities. In Sojourners in the Wilderness, a host of distinguished scholars examine these dimensions of the Christian Right.

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Overview

While the Christian Right has been the subject of a good deal of scholarly analysis, it has not been adequately studied within a comparative context—across time, across different institutional systems, or across different religious communities. In Sojourners in the Wilderness, a host of distinguished scholars examine these dimensions of the Christian Right. The contributors analyze the Christian Right historically—what is its relationship today with earlier manifestations? How have its organizational structures and strategies changed over time?; Sociologically—what are the current opportunities for Christian Right inroads within African-American, Catholic, and Jewish communities?; and politically—what accounts for the affinity between many evangelical Protestants and the Christian Right within the American political context, while such an affinity appears to be lacking in other political contexts?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686452
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Religious Forces in the Modern Political World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Introduction
1The Origins of the Christian Right: Early Fundamentalism as a Political Movement3
2The Changing Nature of Christian Right Activism: 1970s-1990s21
3The Christian Right Old and New: A Comparison of the Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition41
4Charting the Coalition: The Local Chapters of the Ohio Christian Coalition57
5Bringing in the Sheaves: The Christian Right and White Protestants, 1976-199675
6Catholics and the Christian Right: An Uneasy Alliance93
7Still Seeing in Black and White: Racial Challenges for the Christian Right115
8Romancing the Jews: The Christian Right in Search of Strange Bedfellows139
9Divided by a Common Religion: The Christian Right in England and the United States171
10The Christian Right under Old Glory and the Maple Leaf193
11The Transformation of the Christian Right in Central America217
12Growing Up Politically: The New Politics of the New Christian Right235
13Citizenship, Discipleship, and Democracy: Evaluating the Impact of the Christian Right249
14Conclusion269
Index277
About the Contributors287

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