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

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

byMichael Sean Winters

Hardcover | January 17, 2012

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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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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.

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