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This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Caron E. Gentry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This American Moment focuses on the concept of anxiety politics by arguing that America is in crisis. Those who uphold or participate in racist and misogynist politics are threatened by changes to ... More


Introduction

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Protestant evangelicals in the United States exhibit a pronounced affinity for limited government. This ideological commitment forms the basis of the New Right coalition, which has merged free market ... More


Republican Theology

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Republican theology—the doctrine behind the civil religion of American evangelicals—is a specimen of political theology, the practice of extrapolating political values from religious beliefs. ... More


Race, Religion, and the Race for the White House

Dwight N. Hopkins

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding Obama's former, prophetic pastor Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. One of the fascinating developments in the 2008 presidential election has been the ... More


The Affect of God’s Law

Vincent Lloyd

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at Frederick Douglass through his connection with God’s law, showing how this law created a complicated relationship between Douglass and the US Constitution. It shows how Douglass ... More


The Negative Political Theology of James Baldwin

Vincent Lloyd

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores components of Christianity and their various transformations. Vincent Lloyd charts out the “transformed theology” present in Baldwin’s work, a theology that is Christian in ... More


Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Benjamin T. Lynerd

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Since the founding of the United States of America, American evangelicals have espoused a political theology that sees limited government as a condition for a thriving church and accordingly tilts ... More


Covenantal Origins

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

When republican theology first came to dominate the American pulpit in the 1770s, it displaced covenant theology, the idea that societies form for the purpose of extending God’s redemptive kingdom on ... More


Darwin as Ally, the Social Gospel as Foe

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

In the late nineteenth century, American religion faced two kinds of challenges—the kind Darwinism posed to the idea of a morally coherent universe, and the kind that the industrial revolution posed ... More


Afterword: Beyond Secularism and Multiculturalism

Vincent W. Lloyd

in Black Natural Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199362189
eISBN:
9780190610593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362189.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter reflects on what it means to study black natural law as a tradition. It argues that natural law has been co-opted by secularism and multiculturalism—that is, the ideological management ... More


Love in Political Times

Caron E. Gentry

in This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This chapter delineates the continued relevance and necessity of Christian realism in political and international theology. Of particular importance is how Christian realism understands the fallible ... More


Entering the Land of Milk and Honey

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines ideological fissures in black politics, with particular reference to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's controversial remarks about “God damn America.” It places Wright's statement ... More


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