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The Christian Right

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Politically conservative Christians are animate by a mythic ideal concerned with the “right-ordering” of society. They want the world in which they live reflect their own likeness. A legacy of a ... More


To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how ... More


Money Matters and Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family on the Traditional Family and Capitalist America

Hilde Løvdal Stephens

in Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199361793
eISBN:
9780190233082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361793.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines a contemporary evangelical group’s theoretical engagement with economic theory, showing how it connected family values and the values of capitalism. Focus on the Family, a ... More


Reagan

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ronald Reagan gave the Christian Right rhetorical support during his presidential campaigns and time in office, and he invited evangelical leaders such as Jerry Falwell and James Dobson to the White ... More


Making Family Values

Sara Moslener

in Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199987764
eISBN:
9780190239473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987764.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The changes in evangelicalism during the cultural revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s set the stage for numerous later developments, most significantly, the behaviours and definitions that came to be ... More


Introduction: Focusing on Families

Susan B. Ridgely

in Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While Focus on the Family users talk of salvation and conviction and endorse corporal punishment, abstinence, and other key elements of Focus’s ideology, they act on these ideas variously. While to ... More


Conclusion: Re-Tuning Focus on the Family

Susan B. Ridgely

in Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Analyzing only Dobson’s own discourse occludes the fissures and flexibility within the Christian community, just as it assumes a one-directional flow of influence from his organization to its users. ... More


Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Susan B. Ridgely

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using interviews with mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, Practicing What the Doctor Preached explores the mutual relationship between James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family, and the actual values ... More


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