Download or read book The Religious Right and Christian Faith PDF or another Format written by Gabriel Fackre and published by Eerdmans Publishing Company. This book was released on 1982 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the development and anlayzes the theological foundations and ethics of the conservative Christian political movement and the Moral Majority
Author : Mohd Afandi Salleh
Publisher : Airlangga University Press
Release Date : 2020-01-07
ISBN 10 : 9786024731663
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Download or read book The Christian Right & US Foreign Policy in the 21 st Century PDF or another Format written by Mohd Afandi Salleh and published by Airlangga University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about the role of the Christian Right in the US foreign policy decision making process. It reveals that the Christian Right has long been fascinated with some international issues in general and US foreign policy in particular. The interest of the movement in international issues increased markedly during the George W. Bush administration (2000–2009). During this period, the movement successfully widened its activism from domestic social conservative issues to foreign policy issues by participating in, articulating and lobbying for its religious version of American foreign policy. In assessing the role of the Christian Right in US foreign policy making, this dissertation examines aspects of US foreign policy, namely Israel, international religious freedom and global humanitarianism. Based on these three aspects, the Christian Right is seen as skilled in framing and defining issues. The Christian Right seems effective in selecting and prioritizing international issues that have a reasonable chance of being picked up on by foreign policy decision makers, especially in Congress. Moreover, the Christian Right has shown its maturity in seeking engagement and cooperation with other organizations, regardless of whether they are secular or religious, to advance its international goals. Finally, in pursuing and conveying its international agenda, the Christian Right has adopted a more moderate and mundane approach. Instead of using its traditional religious rhetoric, the Christian Right has successfully projected its foreign policy preferences into the conventional realist discourse of American foreign policy that was largely based on the objective of national interest and national security.
Download or read book The Challenge of the Religious Right PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics PDF or another Format written by George Kurian and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.
Author : Malcolm Evans
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2015
ISBN 10 : 9780199684229
Pages : 327 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (199 users)
Download or read book The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law PDF or another Format written by Malcolm Evans and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding this right, in both political and legal contexts. The European Court of Human Rights has experienced a vast expansion in the number of cases it has had brought before it concerning religious freedom, and politically the boundaries of the right have been much disputed. This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law. The book explores how particular institutional perspectives emerge in the context of these differing approaches. It examines, and challenges, these institutional perspectives. It identifies new directions for approaching religious rights through international law by examining existing legal tools, and assesses their achievements and shortcomings. It studies religious organisations' support for international human rights protection, as well as religious critique of international human rights and the development of an alternative religious 'Bills of Rights'. It investigates whether expressions of members belonging to religious minorities can be considered under the minority right to culture, rather than the right to religion, and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of such a route. It analyses the reach and limits of the provisions in the 1981 Declaration, identifies ways in which the right is being eroded as a concept, and suggests new ways in which the right can be reinforced and protected.
Download or read book Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right PDF or another Format written by Mark Lewis Taylor and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Princeton theologian Mark Taylor here looks at the influence and stance of the right-wing Christian movement in the U.S. He questions its religious authenticity, its claim to be called Christian, and the ethical stands it has taken in national politics of the last ten years. The heart of Taylor's argument is Jesus himself. Using the latest New Testament scholarship on the historical Jesus and his tactic in relation to the Roman Empire, Taylor argues that Jesus' life and work and message are inherently political and driven by the need to show God's love for the poor, condemnation of the oppressor, and search for a reign of justice. These Christian hallmarks, Taylor asserts, stand as a critical corrective to a distorted Christianity that often dominates the U.S. political scene today.
Download or read book Christian America? PDF or another Format written by Christian Smith and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2000-04-13 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent decades Protestant evangelicalism has become a conspicuous and--to many Americans, worrisome--part of this country's cultural and political landscape. But just how unified is the supposed constituency of the Christian Coalition? And who exactly are the people the Christian Right claims to represent? In the most extensive study of American evangelicals ever conducted, Christian Smith explores the beliefs, values, commitments, and goals of the ordinary men and women who make up this often misunderstood religious group. The result is a much-needed contribution to the discussion of issues surrounding fundamental American freedoms and the basic identity of the United States as a pluralistic nation. Based on data from a three-year national study, including more than 200 in-depth interviews of evangelicals around the country, Christian America? assesses the common stereotype of evangelicals as intolerant, right-wing, religious zealots seeking to impose a Christian moral order through political force. What Smith finds instead are people vastly more diverse and ambivalent than this stereotype suggests. On issues such as religion in education, "family values," Christian political activism, and tolerance of other religions and moralities, evangelicals are highly disparate and conflicted. As the voices of interviewees make clear, the labels "conservative" and "liberal" are too simplistic for understanding their approaches to public life and political action.
Download or read book A Bird in the Bush PDF or another Format written by Dowling Campbell and published by Algora Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In seven studies by history and political science specialists, Bush's policies are examined, from taxes to employment, the environment, sex education, social security, health care and the war in Iraq"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book Culture Wars PDF or another Format written by Roger Chapman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.
Download or read book The Changing Terrain of Religious Freedom PDF or another Format written by Heather J. Sharkey and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers theoretical, historical, and legal perspectives on religious freedom, as an experience, value, and right. Drawing on examples from around the world, its essays show how the terrain of religious freedom has never been smooth and how in recent years the landscape of religious freedom has shifted.
Download or read book Onward Christian Soldiers? PDF or another Format written by Clyde Wilcox and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They have money, influence, power - and they turn out to vote. "They" are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America (all parts of the Christian Right. But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders of religion and family values in America). Bringing the story of the religious right up to the Obama administration, this revised fourth edition explores the history of the movement in twentieth and early twenty-first century American politics. The authors review the expansion of the Christian Right through George W. Bush's second administration and evaluate how the religious right fared in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Although figureheads of the religious right remain in the news, their power in Washington may be declining, and the authors consider the fate of the religious right under the Obama administration. Examining how the religious right both does and does not fit into the proper role of religious groups in American politics, Onward Christian Soldiers? is an essential addition to the Dilemmas in American Politics series.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History PDF or another Format written by Andrew Robertson and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 4000 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Rethinking the Religious Factor in Foreign Policy PDF or another Format written by Maria Toropova and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-11 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors of this book analyze the mechanisms and strategies that allow specific religious actors to affect the foreign policy agenda and decisions of the countries in which they are active. Paying special attention to events and phenomena that have had a decisive impact on regional and global development, this book provides an international outlook on how the activities of religious actors can influence foreign policy. The research subject was inspired by the idea of identifying what dynamics are occurring and whether there are any discernible trends.
Download or read book Seeking Good Debate PDF or another Format written by Michael S. Evans and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2016-02-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Religion and science often appear to cause conflict in American public life. But why? This book reports the results from the first study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of multiple "religion and science" debates with in-depth research into what Americans actually want from public life. The surprising finding is that apparent conflicts involving religion and science reflect a more fundamental conflict between media elites and ordinary Americans over what good debate should be, raising profound questions about the future of the public sphere and American democracy"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book Moral Panics, Sex Panics PDF or another Format written by Gilbert Herdt and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2009-06-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for 2010 LGBT Anthology Award from the Lambda Literary Awards Unwed teen mothers, abortion, masturbation, pornography, gay marriage, sex trafficking, homosexuality, and HIV are just a few in a long line of issues that have erupted into panics. These sexual panics spark moral crusades and campaigns, defining and shaping how we think about sexual and reproductive rights. The essays in Moral Panics, Sex Panics focus on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race and the "down low," to illustrate how sexuality is at the heart of many political controversies. The contributors also reveal how moral and sexual panics have become a mainstay of certain kinds of conservative efforts to win elections and gain power in moral, social, and political arenas. Moral Panics, Sex Panics provides new and important insights into the role that key moral panics have played in social processes, arguing forcefully against the political abuse of sex panics and for the need to defend full sexual and reproductive rights. Contributors: Cathy J. Cohen, Diane DiMauro, Gary W. Dowsett, Janice M. Irvine, Carole Joffe, and Saskia Eleonora Wieringa.
Download or read book Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective PDF or another Format written by John (jurista) Witte and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. This book was released on 1996-02-09 with total page 597 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this 'Dickensian century' of human rights, the world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections, but witnessed the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community and of selected states in the Atlantic continents. This volume and its companion Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.
Download or read book Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism PDF or another Format written by Thomas Banchoff and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-06-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious pluralism is everywhere in today's politics. Increased immigration flows, the collapse of communism, and the globalization of communications technologies have all fostered a wider variety of religious beliefs, practices, and organizations within and across democratic societies. This is true in both the United States and Europe, where growing and diverse minority communities are transforming the political landscape. As a result, controversies over such things as headscarves and depictions of Mohammed are unsettling a largely secular Europe, while a Christian majority in the US faces familiar questions about church-state relations amidst unprecedented religious diversity. Far from receding into the background, religious language pervades arguments around established issues such as abortion and capital punishment, and new ones such as stem cell research and same-sex marriage. In Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism, leading scholars from multiple disciplines explore these dynamics and their implications for democratic theory and practice. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice of democracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? To what extent do different religious communities embrace similar -- or at least compatible -- ethical and political commitments? By seeking answers to these questions and revealing religious pluralism as both a source of animosity and a potent force for peaceful engagement, this book offers a revealing look at the future of religion in democratic societies.