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The power worshippers : inside the dangerous rise of religious nationalism / Katherine Stewart.

Stewart, Katherine, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 261.709 (Text) 33062009276982 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 05/27/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635573435
  • ISBN: 1635573432
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-326) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Church and party in Unionville -- Minister in to power -- Inventing abortion -- The mind of a warrior -- Up from slavery : the ideological origins of Christian nationalism -- The uses and abuses of history -- The blitz : turning the states into laboratories of theocracy -- Converting the flock to data -- Proselytizers and privatizers -- Theocracy from the bench, or how to establish religion in the name of "religious liberty" -- Controlling bodies : what "religious liberty" looks like from the stretcher -- The global holy war comes of age -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society. America's religious nationalists aren't just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy. Stewart pulls back the curtain on the inner workings and leading personalities of a movement that has turned religion into a tool for domination. She exposes a dense network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations embedded in a rapidly expanding community of international alliances and united not by any central command but by a shared, anti-democratic vision and a common will to power. She follows the money that fuels this movement, tracing much of it to a cadre of super-wealthy, ultraconservative donors and family foundations. She shows that today's Christian nationalism is the fruit of a longstanding antidemocratic, reactionary strain of American thought that draws on some of the most troubling episodes in America's past. It forms common cause with a globe-spanning movement that seeks to destroy liberal democracy and replace it with nationalist, theocratic and autocratic forms of government around the world. Religious nationalism is far more organized and better funded than most people realize. It seeks to control all aspects of government and society. Its successes have been stunning, and its influence now extends to every aspect of American life, from the White House to state capitols, from our schools to our hospitals.
Subject: Christianity and politics > United States.
Nationalism > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Nationalism > United States.
Christianity and culture > United States.
Christianity > Influence.

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