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Crashing the Party

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/9780195340846.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christian Right leaders spent the late 1980s and 1990s trying to take control of the Republican Party. In 1988, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson ran for the Republican presidential nomination. His ... More


Prophecy Fiction and Evangelical Political Reengagement

Crawford Gribben

in Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the evangelical political reengagement of the 1980s, as American prophecy believers began to search for a new eschatological enemy in the face of the impending collapse of the ... More


“It’s My Land and Keep Your Hands Off of It”

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter examines the charge that their inflexible stand against territorial concessions allies Christian Zionists with Jewish religious nationalists who embrace the concept of a Greater Israel. ... More


Moral Majority

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/9780195340846.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The growth of the Sunbelt, along with evangelicals’ rapidly rising socioeconomic status, gave evangelicals the financial resources and voting power to attract national political attention. When ... More


The Evangelical Mosaic

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter offers a brief history of evangelicalism. It traces the origins of fundamentalism and notes the distinction between the evangelicalism that emerged in the mid-twentieth century, as ... More


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

Daniel Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the history of the Christian Right from its early twentieth-century origins to its involvement in the presidential election of 2008. The book argues that evangelicals’ success in ... More


God Can Save Us: The Campaign for a Moral America

Robert Wuthnow

in Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the emergence of the New Christian Right or simply the Religious Right as a powerful new force in American politics. The rise of the Religious Right has been examined from all ... More


Campaign Journal

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of events in February 1988, namely preparations for the Iowa caucuses and the first primary of the presidential campaign in New Hampshire. He describes ... More


The Power and the Spectacle

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 1980, the momentum lay on the right side of the evangelical continuum. Ronald Reagan's victory linked evangelicalism with political conservatism in the popular imagination for decades to come. The ... More


Coda: Today’s ‘Haitian Exceptionalism’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Concludes by arguing that virtually all of the “racial” tropologies of the nineteenth century, which had never completely gone away anyway, surfaced with a vengeance in the popular media storm that ... More


A Christian Coalition

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1990s, the Christian Coalition emerged as a Moral Majority for a new era. Founded by Pat Robertson and led by Ralph Reed, the Christian Coalition concentrated on building a national movement ... More


Introduction

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book presents the history of Campus Crusade for Christ as a window into the world of American evangelicalism since 1945. Campus Crusade, founded by Bill Bright at the University of California at ... More


Conclusion

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.13
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book concludes with a discussion of the Crusade's 2003 staff conference, which marked an indelible turning point in the organization's history. Shortly before the end of the conference, Bill ... More


Conclusion: From Radio Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump’s Tweets

Paul Matzko

in The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The deregulation of the airwaves by the Jimmy Carter administration, combined with the advent of cable broadcasting, allowed the resurgence of politically conservative radio in the late 1970s and ... More


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