The Religious Right, 2nd Ed.: A Reference Handbook by Glenn H. Utter;John W. Storey

By Glenn H. Utter;John W. Storey

No matter if you think about Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson actual icons or fake idols, this moment version of an award-winning reference paintings might be of curiosity to you. The e-book updates and expands its exam of the non secular correct and its impression on our govt, electorate, society, and politics. The assurance bargains a critical-historical survey of the flow, targeting its elevated involvement within the political area, makes an attempt to forge coalitions, and extraordinary successes and screw ups. complete in scope, this enlarged and up to date paintings deals easy-to-read details for these looking a greater knowing of spiritual advocacy and its evolving function in American existence.

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1924 Reflecting liberal sentiment within Presbyterianism, the Auburn Affirmation, a document signed by some 1,274 church members primarily in the northern United States, rejects such basic fundamentals as inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth, substitutionary atonement, bodily resurrection of Jesus, and the reality of biblical miracles. Appalled by this statement, J. Gresham Machen rallies the denomination’s conservative forces. 1925 The Tennessee legislature enacts a measure making it illegal to teach evolution in the public schools.

Indeed, since 1995 Bush had clashed with the religious and social conservatives, all Republicans, on Texas’s fifteen-member State Board of Education. At issue was everything from vouchers and textbook selection to investment of educational funds and federal ties to local schools. To the governor, the religious conservatives were intractable unless they got their way; to the religious conservatives, the governor had failed to keep his 1994 campaign pledges. It was not until 1997, when the state legislature enacted a religious freedom statute and a parental notification law on abortion, that the Bush administration delivered on matters dear to the state’s religious right.

Houston Chronicle (April 5, 1987): 1:7. 37. Harrell, 226. 38. Houston Chronicle (September 4, 1994): 20–21A. 39. Houston Chronicle (November 10, 1994): 25A, 27A, 30A. 40. Harrell, 218. 41. Houston Chronicle (September 4, 1991): 21A. 42. Houston Chronicle (November 10, 1994): 26A. 32 Introduction 43. Newsweek (October 3, 1994): 48. 44. Houston Chronicle (June 4, 1994): E1. 45. Linda Killian, The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998), 14–22. 46.

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