God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right

Hardcover | January 17, 2012

byMichael Sean Winters

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An acclaimed reporter presents the first major biography of the legendary, and divisive, conservative pastor who reshaped the landscape of American politics—Jerry Falwell. At a time when the Tea Party movement is dominating much of America's social and political discourse, the story of Falwell's Moral Majority will resonate strongly. Indeed, Falwell’s language may sound familiar to anyone who has heard recent speeches by figures like Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, or Michelle Bachmann.

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An acclaimed reporter presents the first major biography of the legendary, and divisive, conservative pastor who reshaped the landscape of American politics—Jerry Falwell. At a time when the Tea Party movement is dominating much of America's social and political discourse, the story of Falwell's Moral Majority will resonate strongly. I...

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Falwell did not eliminate the divide between religion and politics. Nor did he blur it. He jumped over it, bringing millions of voters with him, and he never looked back.—from the IntroductionMounting concerns over the nation’s moral decline. A populist critique of cultural elitism. Disdain for government involvement in private enterpr...

Michael Sean Winters has written for publications includingThe New Republic, theNew York Times,The Washington Post,Washingtonian,Slate.com, andAmerica. He is a journalist forNational Catholic Reporterand lives in Washington, D.C.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.37 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061970670

ISBN - 13:9780061970672

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Winters credits Falwell with leading a movement that registered and motivated millions of voters. His legacy will be bringing a vast group of religious citizens into the voting booth. It is already hard to imagine our political landscape without them.