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The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values, Ben Howe

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The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values
Title
The immoral majority
Title remainder
why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values
Statement of responsibility
Ben Howe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers the history of the Christian Right and analyzes the rhetoric evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to stay with the Republican Party
  • In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he'd always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the '80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point? In The Immoral Majority, Howe--still a believer and still deeply conservative--analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. The Immoral Majority demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul--and why it's not too late to change course
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PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howe, Ben
Dewey number
261.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.H67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Christian ethics
  • Evangelicalism
  • Conduct of life
  • United States
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Christian ethics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Conduct of life
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Christianity and politics
Label
The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values, Ben Howe
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shift -- The new good news -- The old good news -- Tired of losing -- The altar of winning -- State of the church -- True victory
Control code
1109776524
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780062797117
Lccn
2019022008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029520775
System control number
(OCoLC)1109776524
Label
The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values, Ben Howe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shift -- The new good news -- The old good news -- Tired of losing -- The altar of winning -- State of the church -- True victory
Control code
1109776524
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780062797117
Lccn
2019022008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029520775
System control number
(OCoLC)1109776524

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