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Lex Rex: Neoevangelicalism, Biblical Law, Dominion

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses how Christian Reconstructionism had grown out of Rushdoony’s hostile relationship with the editors of Christianity Today, most notably Carl F. H. Henry, as he tried to ... More


Assaulting the Citadel

John W. Compton

in The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190069186
eISBN:
9780190069216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069186.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter tells the story of how J. Howard Pew and a band of conservative activists attempted to infiltrate the National Council of Churches with the aim of undermining religious support for the ... More


Inventing the Old-Time Religion

John W. Compton

in The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190069186
eISBN:
9780190069216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069186.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the founding and rise to prominence of Christianity Today, the most important religious magazine of the 1960s and 1970s. It details the magazine’s founding by the revivalist ... More


The Battle for the Clergy

John W. Compton

in The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190069186
eISBN:
9780190069216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Covering the period from 1945 to 1960, this chapter examines a series of clergy education initiatives that attempted to build support for libertarian economic ideas. Launched by conservative ... More


Extracted Truths: The Politics of God and Black Gold on a Global Stage

Darren Dochuk

in Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190459840
eISBN:
9780190459888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459840.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

This essay examines the history of the Great Canadian Oil Sands enterprise between the 1950s and 1970s, through the lens of religion and politics. Focusing on two architects of the project—Alberta ... More


Corporate Convictions: Billy Graham, Big Business, and the New Evangelicalism

Darren E. Grem

in The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and the Rise of Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199927975
eISBN:
9780190467012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927975.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the business elites and ideas behind Billy Graham’s early career, this chapter shows the expanding network of businessmen behind postwar fundamentalism as it transitioned into a more ... More


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