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The Resource God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters

God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters

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God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right
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God's right hand
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how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right
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Michael Sean Winters
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Gods right hand
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how Jerry Falwell made God a Republican and baptized the American right
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eng
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"Born in 1930s Appalachia, Jerry Falwell would become, by the end of the twentieth century, the most prominent evangelical leader the nation had ever seen--indeed, for many, he was the face of Christianity in America. The child of agnostic parents, he made a name for himself as a pastor and later founded his own Christian university. And although he was initially ambivalent about getting involved in politics, Falwell and his controversial Moral Majority rose to prominence during the paradigm-shifting1980 election. His work intersected with the major issues and leaders of the day, from Larry Flynt to Billy Graham, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton. Now, journalist Michael Sean Winters unpacks the key moments of an unlikely life and its impact on religious and political life in the United States. He recounts the night of Falwell's 1952 conversion (incidentally the same night he met the woman who would be his wife for nearly 50 years). He describes Falwell's "I Love America" rallies of the 1970s, and how the founding of the Moral Majority in 1979 catapulted Falwell into the political arena and made him a household name. And he brings to life a man with sincere beliefs and enthusiasm for his work--a lightning rod who enraged the left with his polarizing tactics, but whose political cooperation prompted fundamentalist Bob Jones, Jr., to famously call him "the most dangerous man in America.""--
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"Born in 1930s Appalachia, Jerry Falwell would become, by the end of the twentieth century, the most prominent evangelical leader the nation had ever seen--indeed, for many, he was the face of Christianity in America. The child of agnostic parents, he made a name for himself as a pastor and later founded his own Christian university. And although he was initially ambivalent about getting involved in politics, Falwell and his controversial Moral Majority rose to prominence during the paradigm-shifting 1980 election. His work intersected with the major issues and leaders of the day, from Larry Flynt to Billy Graham, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton. Now, journalist Michael Sean Winters unpacks the key moments of an unlikely life and its impact on religious and political life in the United States. He recounts the night of Falwell's 1952 conversion (incidentally the same night he met the woman who would be his wife for nearly 50 years). He describes Falwell's "I Love America" rallies of the 1970s, and how the founding of the Moral Majority in 1979 catapulted Falwell into the political arena and made him a household name. And he brings to life a man with sincere beliefs and enthusiasm for his work--a lightning rod who enraged the left with his polarizing tactics, but whose political cooperation prompted fundamentalist Bob Jones, Jr., to famously call him "the most dangerous man in America.""--
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Winters, Michael Sean
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322.10973
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non fiction
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Religious right
  • Falwell, Jerry
  • Baptists
  • United States
  • United States
  • Moral Majority, Inc
  • Fundamentalism
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adult
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how Jerry Falwell made God a Republican and baptized the American right
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God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters
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2011031293
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p. cm.
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9780061970672
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2011031293
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God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters
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Control code
2011031293
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p. cm.
Isbn
9780061970672
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2011031293

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