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We gather together : the religious right and the problem of interfaith politics

Author: Neil J Young
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil J Young
ISBN: 9780199738984 019973898X
OCLC Number: 950523155
Description: 1 v. (XIII-412 pages) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: That They All May Be One ; Chapter 2: Separated Brethren ; Chapter 3: Our Father ; Chapter 4: This is My Body ; Chapter 5: We Gather Together ; Chapter 6: A Moral Majority ; Chapter 7: The Promised Land ; Chapter 8: A Christian Coalition ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Index
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Tracing the interactions among evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons from the 1950s to the present day, WeGather Together recasts the story of the emergence of the Religious Right, showing that it was  Read more...

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Young makes a strong and historically important case that ecumenical rapprochement among Protestants and Catholics in the Religious Right movement has been overblown. As someone who has defended the Read more...

 
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