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Close encounters with the religious right : journeys into the twilight zone of religion and politics

Author: Rob Boston
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000.
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"Like a zoologist tracking rare animals, Boston has spent twelve years following the Religious Right "in the field." He has attended meetings and conferences of devotees, toured headquarters of Religious Right organizations, and debated group leaders in the media. Now, in Close Encounters with the Religious Right, he offers revealing insights about its message and intentions, illustrating why the next few years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Boston, Rob, 1962-
Close encounters with the religious right.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)595944932
Online version:
Boston, Rob, 1962-
Close encounters with the religious right.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)606263457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Boston
ISBN: 157392797X 9781573927970
OCLC Number: 42923578
Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: That's the signpost up ahead --
Reclaiming America for right-wing, homophobic zealots: D. James Kennedy's big adventure --
Road to victory or highway to hell: getting carsick with the Christian Coalition --
Jerry Falwell: from moral majoritarian to marginal moaner --
Men behaving politely: a weekend with the Promise Keepers --
A Jones to bash the president? John Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute --
Dare to be a Religious Right hack: Dr. James Dobson and the politics of "family values" --
It came from darkest Colorado (and Michigan): a visit to the Family Research Council --
The bottom-feeders: wall bashers, born-again atheists, stoners in the name of Christ, and more --
What's to be done? Responding to the Religious Right.
Responsibility: Robert Boston.

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"Like a zoologist tracking rare animals, Boston has spent twelve years following the Religious Right "in the field." He has attended meetings and conferences of devotees, toured headquarters of Religious Right organizations, and debated group leaders in the media. Now, in Close Encounters with the Religious Right, he offers revealing insights about its message and intentions, illustrating why the next few years could determine the fate of traditional American liberties such as separation of church and state, privacy rights, and religious liberty."--Jacket.

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