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The Public, the President, and the War in Iraq

Gary C. Jacobson

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews a selection of polling data on the president and the war to document the unprecedented partisan polarization in public attitudes these have jointly provoked, and to begin to ... More


The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Hout

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ever since the reelection of President Bush, Conservative Christians have been stereotyped in the popular media: Bible-thumping militants and anti-intellectual zealots determined to impose their ... More


Remembrance and the Christian Right

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores one strand of popular and political discourse about the past in the recent United States. It notes that for an emergent Christian conservative movement, memory and related ... More


Christian Multiculturalism and Unlearned History in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead— a long letter by the elderly Congregationalist minister John Ames to his young son, in anticipation of Ames' upcoming death and the fact that his ... More


Recapitulation and Religious Indifference in The Plot Against America

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Philip Roth's The Plot Against America is critical to the hugely important conservative Christian resurgence of the last four decades. Like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's ... More


The Pentecostals Ultimate Conservative Christians

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are many different varieties of Conservative Christians, some of them often locked in combat with others. Perhaps the largest of the subgroups are the Pentecostals whose distinguishing ... More


Hands Across the Sea: Religion, Politics, Gender and Sex, in the US and Africa

Brooke Grundfest Schoepf

in Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Moralist strictures against comprehensive sex education and condom use, and stigmatising views of sufferers leave many people, especially girls, women, and men who have sex with men, vulnerable to ... More


Introduction

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide facts about Conservative Christians. It presents a sociodemographic study of Conservative Christians, which attempts ... More


Revenge of the Shamed: The Christian Right's Emotional Culture War

Arlene Stein

in Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the activism of the Christian Right. It suggests that their activism is more than a quest to repair the world and transform culture. It is an effort to repair themselves, and ... More


Conclusions

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study of Conservative Christians began with the intention of exploring the social and demographic condition of these Christians and with the hope of ascertaining whether conservative religious ... More


The Genesis of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement and the Road Not Taken

Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Joshua C. Wilson

in Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right's Radical Struggle to Transform Law & Legal Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190637262
eISBN:
9780197532331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637262.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter addresses larger political contexts, conditions, actors, and institutions that gave rise to the modern Christian Right and the Christian Conservative Legal Movement. In relaying this ... More


The Conservative Christian Family and the “Feminist Revolution”

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The battle cry of the politically involved Conservative Christians is “family values.” Traditional models of the proper roles of men and women in and out of family relationships have been recast by ... More


Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows two epigraphs— Ishmael Reed's Black Power Poem and Frank Schaeffer's Christianity Is Truth Rather Than Religion— explaining the mutual attention with which emergent ... More


Brothers from Another Mother: Rescripting Religious Ties to Overcome the Racial Past

Catherine R. Squires

in The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762899
eISBN:
9780814770788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the strategy of replacing race with religion, an ostensibly more legitimate collective identity. It highlights specialty conservative Christian media created to reach out to ... More


Freedom, Inequality, and Conservative Christianity

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the issues of freedom and equality. Across the board, religious differences in both nationalist and egalitarian values are modest differences of degree. Conservative Protestants ... More


Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226578477
eISBN:
9780226578644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America is in civic chaos, its politics rife with conspiracy theories and false information. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the rise, while scientists, universities, and news organizations ... More


The Permissive Prudish State

in Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the dominance of conservatism in West Germany during the 1950s. It discusses how the Christian conservatives gained legal restrictions on the sexual consumer goods industry with ... More


The Founding Fathers in Modern America

Kate Carté Engel

in Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372690
eISBN:
9780199372737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372690.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that conservative Christians’ retellings of the founding of the United States represent a distinct religious practice that has been influential in American politics. Focused on ... More


In the Beginning: Creation Stories

Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Joshua C. Wilson

in Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right's Radical Struggle to Transform Law & Legal Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190637262
eISBN:
9780197532331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637262.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the visions for the intentionally transformative missions—or “Christian Worldviews”—of newly created Christian conservative law schools and training programs. It gives detailed ... More


Introduction

Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Joshua C. Wilson

in Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right's Radical Struggle to Transform Law & Legal Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190637262
eISBN:
9780197532331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637262.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Using Regent Law School’s founding dean, Herb Titus, as an example, the book’s introduction lays out the aspirations and challenges facing the creation of “Christian Worldview” law schools and ... More


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