The New Christian Right: Political and Social Issues

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815325819
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Through a Glass Darkly: Is the Christian Right Overconfident It Knows God's Will? 2
The Right Rides High 12
Operation Precinct 20
The Election is About Who We Are: Taking Back Our Country 26
Playing Broadway 30
Trouble in Texas 33
How "Radical" Is the Christian Right? 36
In Defense of Religious America 39
Catholics and the "Religious Right": We Are Being Wooed 47
Life Beyond God 53
The Future of Conservatism in the U.S. 60
Why Intellectual Conservatism Died 66
From Revolution to Evolution: The Changing Nature of the Christian Right 73
Has the Christian Right Taken Over the Republican Party? 87
Casting a Wider Net: Religious Conservatives Move Beyond Abortion and Homosexuality 91
From Moral Majority to Organized Minority: Tactics of the Religious Right 97
Pat Robertson's God, Inc 101
Pat Robertson: Apocalyptic Theology and American Foreign Policy 109
Blue Collar or Blue Blood?: The New Right Compared with the Old Right 136
Premillennialists at the Millennium: Some Reflections on the Christian Right in the Twenty-First Century 151
The Trials of Televangelism: Jerry Falwell and the Enemy 170
Lobbying for the Lord: The New Christian Right Home-Schooling Movement and Grassroots Lobbying 177
Contract with the American Family 192
No Sex. No Drugs. But Rock 'n' Roll: (Kind of) 231
The Religious Right's Battle Plan in the "Civil War of Values" 245
Media and the Arts 255
Women of the Christian Right 286
What Women Wish Their Husbands Knew About Leadership 292
Family 296
"Family Values" and the Religious Right: A Narrow Definition 353
The Christian Right's Antigay Campaign: Part Stealth, Part Muscle 355
The Preacher Versus the Teacher 359
Does Welfare Bring More Babies 379
Antiabortion, Antifeminism, and the Rise of the New Right 394
Why I Hate "Family Values" (Let Me Count the Ways) 436
The New Family Values Crusaders 441
Dan Quayle Was Right 445
The Family-Values Debate 450
The Christian Right and the Pro-life Movement: An Analysis of the Sources of Political Support 458
Acknowledgments 469
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