The Right and the Righteous: The Christian Right Confronts the Republican Party by Duane M. OldfieldThe Right and the Righteous: The Christian Right Confronts the Republican Party by Duane M. Oldfield

The Right and the Righteous: The Christian Right Confronts the Republican Party

byDuane M. Oldfield

Hardcover | August 22, 1996

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This timely book describes the historical roots and political motives of America's most organized and outspoken political interest group, the Christian Right. Oldfield examines the dilemmas the movement faces within the Republican Party as it attempts both to mobilize its base membership and to participate effectively within broader coalitions.
Duane M. Oldfield is assistant professor of political science at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
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Title:The Right and the Righteous: The Christian Right Confronts the Republican PartyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 9.14 × 6.24 × 0.89 inPublished:August 22, 1996Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0847681904

ISBN - 13:9780847681907

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Setting the Stage for the Christian Right: Evangelicals and American Society Chapter 5 A Constituency Awakens Chapter 6 The Party Setting Chapter 7 From Ambivlence to Alliance Chapter 8 Pat Crashes the Party Chapter 9 A Voice Within: Grassrotts Activism and a Place at the Republican Table Chapter 10 Conclusion: A Tale of Two Contracts Chapter 11 Notes Chapter 12 Index

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This timely book describes the historical roots and political motives of America's most organized and outspoken political interest group, the Christian Right. Duane M. Oldfield examines the dilemmas within the Republican Party faced by the movement as it attempts to both mobilize its base membership and participate effectively within broader coalitions. The author assesses the Christian Right's profound influence on the Republican Party platform and its disproportionate control of conservative political discourse. Unlike other accounts of the Christian Right, Oldfield maintains due scholarly detachment from his subject. Probing the relationship between this powerful religious establishment and its impact on national, state, and local politics, The Right and the Righteous is an excellent introduction to the Christian Right for anyone interested in contemporary politics.

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...articulate...extensive descriptions...historical detail...