The Conservative Christian

Conservative Christians And Political Participation

Conservative Christians And Political Participation

An exploration of the political history, growth, and impact of one of the most powerful religious groups in America. Conservative Christians in America - a group so influential that many believe the fortunes of the Republican and Democratic parties rest on their political views.

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Genre : Law
Author : Glenn H. Utter
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2004-01-01
Total Pages : 355 Pages
ISBN : 9781851095131


The Rights Turn In Conservative Christian Politics

The Rights Turn In Conservative Christian Politics

Explains how abortion politics influenced a fundamental shift in conservative Christian politics, teaching conservatives to embrace rights arguments.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Andrew R. Lewis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-10-31
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781108417709


One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God

The provocative and authoritative history of the origins of Christian America in the New Deal era We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally Christian originated in the 1930s. To fight the "slavery" of FDR's New Deal, businessmen enlisted religious activists in a campaign for "freedom under God" that culminated in the election of their ally Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. The new president revolutionized the role of religion in American politics. He inaugurated new traditions like the National Prayer Breakfast, as Congress added the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and made "In God We Trust" the country's first official motto. Church membership soon soared to an all-time high of 69 percent. Americans across the religious and political spectrum agreed that their country was "one nation under God." Provocative and authoritative, One Nation Under God reveals how an unholy alliance of money, religion, and politics created a false origin story that continues to define and divide American politics to this day.

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Genre : History
Author : Kevin M. Kruse
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2015-04-14
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780465040643


Reparations

Reparations

"Kwon and Thompson's eloquent reasoning will help Christians broaden their understanding of the contemporary conversation over reparations."--Publishers Weekly Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions. Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness. This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church's obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans. Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson articulate the church's responsibility for its promotion and preservation of white supremacy throughout history, investigate the Bible's call to repair our racial brokenness, and offer a vision for the work of reparation at the local level. They lead readers toward a moral imagination that views reparations as a long-overdue and necessary step in our collective journey toward healing and wholeness.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Duke L. Kwon
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2021-04-06
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781493429578


Conservative Christian Politics In Russia And The United States

Conservative Christian Politics In Russia And The United States

This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement. Whilst secularisation continues to chip away at religious adherence and practice in Europe, religion is often, quite rightly, seen as an influential force in the politics of the United States, and, more questionably, as a significant influence in contemporary Russia. This book looks at the broad social movement making up the US Christian Right and the profoundly hierarchical leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church as socially conservative actors, and some of the ways they have engaged in contemporary politics. Both are seeking to halt the perceived drift towards a more secular political order; both face significant challenges in handling the consequences of secularism, pluralism and liberal individualism; and both believe that their nations can only be great if they remain true to their religious heritage. In exploring their experience, the book focuses on shared and different elements in their diagnosis of what is wrong with their societies and how this affects their policy intervention over issues such as religious and ethnic belonging, sexual orientation and education. Drawing on political, sociological and religious studies, this work will be a useful reference for students and scholars of religion and politics, Russian politics and American politics.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : John Anderson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-19
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781317606628


Family Values And The Rise Of The Christian Right

Family Values And The Rise Of The Christian Right

During the last three decades of the twentieth century, evangelical leaders and conservative politicians developed a political agenda that thrust "family values" onto the nation's consciousness. Ministers, legislators, and laypeople came together to fight abortion, gay rights, and major feminist objectives. They supported private Christian schools, home schooling, and a strong military. Family values leaders like Jerry Falwell, Phyllis Schlafly, Anita Bryant, and James Dobson became increasingly supportive of the Republican Party, which accommodated the language of family values in its platforms and campaigns. The family values agenda created a bond between evangelicalism and political conservatism. Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right chronicles how the family values agenda became so powerful in American political life and why it appealed to conservative evangelical Christians. Conservative evangelicals saw traditional gender norms as crucial in cultivating morality. They thought these gender norms would reaffirm the importance of clear lines of authority that the social revolutions of the 1960s had undermined. In the 1970s and 1980s, then, evangelicals founded Christian academies and developed homeschooling curricula that put conservative ideas about gender and authority front and center. Campaigns against abortion and feminism coalesced around a belief that God created women as wives and mothers—a belief that conservative evangelicals thought feminists and pro-choice advocates threatened. Likewise, Christian right leaders championed a particular vision of masculinity in their campaigns against gay rights and nuclear disarmament. Movements like the Promise Keepers called men to take responsibility for leading their families. Christian right political campaigns and pro-family organizations drew on conservative evangelical beliefs about men, women, children, and authority. These beliefs—known collectively as family values—became the most important religious agenda in late twentieth-century American politics.

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Genre : History
Author : Seth Dowland
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2015-10-20
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9780812291919


Thunder On The Right

Thunder On The Right

Examines the basic features of Christian conservatism. Includes interview with fundamentalists.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Elizabeth C. Nordbeck
Publisher : Pilgrim Press
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015018840150


Conservative Christianity Gender Identity And Religious Liberty

Conservative Christianity Gender Identity And Religious Liberty

This book explores the intersection of conservative Christian values and contemporary theories and expressions of gender identity, i.e. transgender and genderqueer identities. More specifically, it examines the conflict between beliefs about religious liberty and transgender rights. It also proposes a pluralistic morality, allowing for both faith-based values and scientific discoveries about gender to resolve that conflict. Along the way, Dirk de Jong explores various contextual issues: The increase in the number of people who identify as trans or nonbinary, the differences between biblical and queer conceptualizations of gender, the impact of religious freedom policies on transgender rights, the controversy around Title IX exemptions in higher education, the emergence of trans advocacy in conservative Christian communities, and the role of dialogue in social transformation efforts with respect to gender.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Dirk H. de Jong
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-02
Total Pages : 94 Pages
ISBN : 9783030423933


The Conservative Christian

The Conservative Christian

"This remarkable book, The Conservative Christian, will be my gift to everyone I know who desires to grow in grace with joy, hope, love and forgiveness. Did I leave out Prosperity? This is a fun adventure into how the Bible is the incomparable Book for understanding everyday problems and solving them," John Pantermuehl, International Christian business man. "This book is a gift, being short and simple without being simplistic," Bob Walker "This wonderful handbook by Zander is seasoned with just the right amount righteousness mixed with God's humor and His plan for your life. A short chapter a day keeps satan away. To hell with him," Judy and Diane Fordinski, Scenic Ranch In The Conservative Christian, author Alexander "Zander" Johnston, presents a holistic and integrated principle-centered approach for solving personal spiritual problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, zander reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity-principles that gives us the security to adapt to the truth and the wisdom and power to take advantage of God's easy path and not our difficult ego's path. Fundamentals are the key to a successful Christian Life. Zander Johnston is a master of them. Buy his book, but most importantly . . . use it! The Journey of the Conservative Christian Zander was in his thirties when a neighbor invited him to a church in Houston. The minister there was a scholar in the languages of the Bible. The studies were very intense covering not only the original translations, but exegeting every verse to understand the time in which it was written. He never intended to write this book. It began by writing a weekly letter to folks who could not attend a regular church. This activity covered about three years. He moved from one home to another and the writing of the letters stopped. Later that year he was at a gathering of business associates who had also been the recipients of those letters. He was asked, "Did you lose my e-mail address?" "We shared those letters at church" or "I haven't received my letter that we shared on Facebook." That was only the beginning of that week of unexpected revelations. On Friday of the same week about 2 am, he heard a voice in his bedroom and he sat straight up. "You have not created anything in almost a year!" said a voice. That morning, he started writing again and adding more people to the list that he had thought were only a few dozen. To his surprise, the list grew to more than 500 people. Then for no reason, Gmail stated that it must be spam and the letters stopped again. A friend came to him and asked what happened. He told her and she said, "You have written a book and those letters are the chapters, publish it." God sent prepared people to help him with the editing and Christian Faith Publishing accepted the manuscript. You will, as all those others who first read the Sunday Letters, enjoy The Conservative Christian and no, he has not stopped writing.

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Genre : Religion
Author : ,Zander
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2018-10-04
Total Pages : 364 Pages
ISBN : 9781641149761


The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor

In her new book, award-winning journalist Marci McDonald draws back the curtain on the mysterious world of the right-wing Christian nationalist movement in Canada and its many ties to the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. To most Canadians, the politics of the United States — where fundamentalist Christians wield tremendous power and culture wars split the country — seem too foreign to ever happen here. ButThe Armageddon Factor shows that the Canadian Christian right — infuriated by the legalization of same-sex marriage and the increasing secularization of society — has been steadily and stealthily building organizations, alliances and contacts that have put them close to the levers of power and put the government of Canada in their debt. Determined to outlaw homosexuality and abortion, and to restore Canada to what they see as its divinely determined destiny to be a nation ruled by Christian laws and precepts, this group of true believers has moved the country far closer to the American mix of politics and religion than most Canadians would ever believe. McDonald's book explores how a web of evangelical far-right Christians have built think-tanks and foundations that play a prominent role in determining policy for the Conservative government of Canada. She shows how Biblical belief has allowed Christians to put dozens of MPs in office and to build a power base across the country, across cultures and even across religions. “What drives that growing Christian nationalist movement is its adherents' conviction that the end times foretold in the book of Revelation are at hand,” writes McDonald. “Braced for an impending apocalypse, they feel impelled to ensure that Canada assumes a unique, scripturally ordained role in the final days before the Second Coming — and little else.” The Armageddon Factor shows how the religious right's influence on the Harper government has led to hugely important but little-known changes in everything from foreign policy and the makeup of the courts to funding for scientific research and social welfare programs like daycare. And the book also shows that the religious influence is here to stay, regardless of which party ends up in government. For those who thought the religious right in Canada was confined to rural areas and the west, this book is an eye-opener, outlining to what extent the corridors of power in Ottawa are now populated by true believers. For anyone who assumed that the American religious right stopped at the border, The Armageddon Factor explains how US money and evangelists have infiltrated Canadian politics. This book should be essential reading for Canadians of every religious belief or political stripe. Indeed,The Armageddon Factor should persuade every Canadian that, with the growth of such a movement, the future direction of the country is at stake. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Marci McDonald
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 445 Pages
ISBN : 9780307356475