- Language: English
- 289 Pages
- Published: May 2013
- Region: Global
The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook
- Published: March 2007
- Region: Global
- 800 Pages
- Grey House Publishing Inc
Timely and unbiased, this third edition updates and expands its examination of the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. From the fight to outlaw the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution to the struggle to outlaw abortion, the religious right is continually exerting an influence on public policy.
This text explores the influence of religion on legislation and society, while examining the alignment of the religious right with the political right. A historical survey of the movement highlights the shift to "hands-on" approach to politics and the struggle to present a unified front.
The coverage offers a critical historical survey of the religious right movement, focusing on its increased involvement in the political arena, attempts to forge coalitions, and notable successes and failures. The text offers complete coverage of biographies of the men and women who have advanced the cause and an up to date chronology illuminate the movement's goals, including their accomplishments and failures.
This edition offers an extensive update to all sections along with several brand new entries. Two new sections compliment this third edition, a chapter on legal issues and court decisions and a chapter on demographic statistics and electoral patterns.
To aid in further research, The Religious Right, offers an entire section of annotated listings of print and non-print resources, as well as of organizations affiliated with the religious right, and those opposing it.
Comprehensive in its scope, this work offers easy-to-read, pertinent information for those seeking to understand the religious right and its evolving role in American society. A must for libraries of all sizes, university religion departments, activists, high schools and for those interested in the evolving role of the religious right. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Survey Data & Quotations
A Survey of Conservative Christian Attitudes
Responses to the Religious Right: Scholarly and Polemical
Directory of Organizations
Organizations on the Religious Right
Organizations Critical of the Religious Right
Selected Print Resources
Works about the Religious Right
Works from the Religious Right
Selected Non-Print Resources
Audiotapes and Videotapes Presenting Religious Right Positions
Audiotapes and Videotapes about the Religious Right
Radio and Television Programs
About the Authors
“…Utter and Storey masterfully articulate the motivations of this complex political entity with
copious references for further study. Recommended for libraries with special religious and political
- Library Journal
“This reference book is a good addition for churches that are part of the religious right or those
where there is a desire to know more about the religious right and how it’s members think.”
- Congregational Libraries Today
“Most readers will find this work a valuable one-stop resource… Highly recommended.”