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Paranoid science : the Christian right's war on reality, Antony Alumkal

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Paranoid science : the Christian right's war on reality
Title
Paranoid science
Title remainder
the Christian right's war on reality
Statement of responsibility
Antony Alumkal
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the Christian Right's fierce opposition to science, explaining how and why its leaders came to see scientific truths as their enemy. For decades, the Christian Right's high-profile clashes with science have made national headlines. From attempts to ban the teaching of evolution in public schools to climate change denial, efforts to "cure" gay people, and opposition to stem cell research, the Christian Right has battled against science. How did this hostility begin and, more importantly, why has it endured? Antony Alumkal provides a comprehensive background on the war on science--how it developed and why it will continue to endure. Drawing upon Richard Hofstadter's influential 1965 essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," Antony Alumkal argues that the Christian Right adopts a similar paranoid style in their approach to science. Alumkal demonstrates that Christian Right leaders see conspiracies within the scientific establishment, with scientists not only peddling fraudulent information, but actively concealing their true motives from the American public and threatening to destroy the moral foundation of society. By rejecting science, Christian Right leaders create their own alternative reality, one that does not challenge their literal reading of the Bible. While Alumkal recognizes the many evangelicals who oppose the Christian Right's agenda, he also highlights the consequences of the war on reality--both for the evangelical community and the broader American public
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alumkal, Antony William
Dewey number
261.5/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL240.3
LC item number
.A48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and science
  • Christian conservatism
Label
Paranoid science : the Christian right's war on reality, Antony Alumkal
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear of a Darwinist culture: the intelligent design movement -- Sex, sin, and science: the persistence of the ex-gay movement -- "Our way or a brave new world": Christian right bioethics -- Seeing red over green evangelicals: the crusade against environmentalism
Control code
ocn961160480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781479827138
Lccn
2016047742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281716
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479827138
  • (OCoLC)961160480
Label
Paranoid science : the Christian right's war on reality, Antony Alumkal
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear of a Darwinist culture: the intelligent design movement -- Sex, sin, and science: the persistence of the ex-gay movement -- "Our way or a brave new world": Christian right bioethics -- Seeing red over green evangelicals: the crusade against environmentalism
Control code
ocn961160480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781479827138
Lccn
2016047742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281716
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479827138
  • (OCoLC)961160480

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