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The Resource We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics, Neil J. Young

We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics, Neil J. Young

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We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics
Title
We gather together
Title remainder
the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics
Statement of responsibility
Neil J. Young
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals and conservative Catholics put aside their longstanding historical prejudices and theological differences and joined forces to form a potent political movement that swept across the country. In this provocative book, Neil J. Young argues that almost none of this is true. Young offers an alternative history of the Religious Right that upends these widely-believed myths. Theology, not politics, defined the Religious Right. The rise of secularism, pluralism, and cultural relativism, Young argues, transformed the relations of America's religious denominations. The interfaith collaborations among liberal Protestants, Catholics, and Jews were met by a conservative Christian counter-force, which came together in a loosely bound, politically-minded coalition known as the Religious Right. This right-wing religious movement was made up of Mormons, conservative Catholics, and evangelicals, all of whom were united -- paradoxically -- by their contempt for the ecumenical approach they saw the liberal denominations taking. Led by the likes of Jerry Falwell, they deemed themselves the "pro-family" movement, and entered full-throated into political debates about abortion, school prayer, the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and tax exemptions for religious schools. They would go on to form a critical new base for the Republican Party. Examining the religious history of interfaith dialogue among conservative evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons, Young argues that the formation of the Religious Right was not some brilliant political strategy hatched on the eve of a history-altering election but rather the latest iteration of a religious debate that had gone on for decades. This path breaking book will reshape our understanding of the most important religious and political movement of the last 30 years
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Neil J
Dewey number
261.70973/09045
Index
index present
LC call number
BR525
LC item number
.Y68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Catholic Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Religious right
  • Christian conservatism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Evangelicalism
  • Christian conservatism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Evangelicalism
  • Religious right
  • United States
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We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics, Neil J. Young
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-392and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
That they all may be one -- Separated brethren -- Our Father -- This is my body -- We gather together -- A moral majority -- The promised land? -- A Christian coalition -- And beyond
Control code
ocn907446400
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780199738984
Lccn
2015009831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199738984
  • (OCoLC)907446400
Label
We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics, Neil J. Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-392and 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
That they all may be one -- Separated brethren -- Our Father -- This is my body -- We gather together -- A moral majority -- The promised land? -- A Christian coalition -- And beyond
Control code
ocn907446400
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780199738984
Lccn
2015009831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199738984
  • (OCoLC)907446400

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