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Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right In American Politics
     

Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right In American Politics

by Clyde Wilcox
 

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They have money, influence, power—and they turn out to vote. They are credited with delivering a significant part of the Republicans' stunning 1994 electoral success, foreshadowed their status as major players in the elections of 1996.“They” are groups like the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and the religious right. But are they the

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They have money, influence, power—and they turn out to vote. They are credited with delivering a significant part of the Republicans' stunning 1994 electoral success, foreshadowed their status as major players in the elections of 1996.“They” are groups like the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and the religious right. But are they the greatest threat to liberty since Hitler or the last defenders of religious freedom and family values in America? In this book Clyde Wilcox tells us who they are, what their history has been in twentieth-century American politics, and how they might organize themselves for future political effectiveness. He tackles the sticky political dilemma of the proper role of religious groups in American politics and government while showing how the contemporary religious right does—and does not—fit into that context.

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“At a time when the significance of the Christian Right has become harder to discern thanks to recent political developments, Wilcox and Robinson provide an informed and insightful account of this long-lived social movement. Readers of this new edition will find the same balance, fair-mindedness and wisdom that characterized the previous editions. On a subject so often treated polemically, this book remains a welcome corrective."
Kenneth D. Wald, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

"A cogent introduction to the 'religious right' in American politics, now revised and updated. Wilcox and Robinson navigate this complex and controversial subject with skill and fairness, covering the movement's origins, goals, activities, and impact."
John C. Green, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Akron

“Wilcox and Robinson have only improved what was already a classic text. Onward Christian Soldiers? remains the ‘must read' work on the Christian Right. However, it is not only an excellent introduction to the Christian Right movement; it also poses many challenging questions about the role of religion in American politics—and society.”
David E. Campbell, John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813326979
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University. He has published a number of books on religion and politics in the U.S. and abroad, and on interest group politics, including Groups in American Elections: The New Face of Electioneering, Second Edition and The Values Campaign: The Christian Right in the 2004 Elections . He also writes on gender politics, campaign finance, and the politics of science fiction.

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