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
Title
God's right hand
Title remainder
how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sean Winters
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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.""--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winters, Michael Sean
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
W56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Religious right
  • Falwell, Jerry
  • Baptists
  • United States
  • United States
  • Moral Majority, Inc
  • Fundamentalism
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God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-426) and index
Contents
The prodigal : Falwell's early years -- The road to Damascus : Falwell's conversion -- The preacher : founding Thomas Road Baptist Church -- Family of faith -- Building a religious empire -- Wading into the religious-political estuary -- Starting the Moral Majority -- Proximity to power -- The Moral Majority matures -- The First Amendment : Falwell v. Flynt -- The perils of power : political missteps -- Scandal and retrenchment -- Liberty University : the next generation of culture warriors -- Back in opposition : the Clinton years -- Falwell's last years : controversy and consolation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
440 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061970672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011031293
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • 3935369-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3935369
  • (Sirsi) o730414470
  • (OCoLC)730414470
Label
God's right hand : how Jerry Falwell made God a republican and baptized the American right, Michael Sean Winters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-426) and index
Contents
The prodigal : Falwell's early years -- The road to Damascus : Falwell's conversion -- The preacher : founding Thomas Road Baptist Church -- Family of faith -- Building a religious empire -- Wading into the religious-political estuary -- Starting the Moral Majority -- Proximity to power -- The Moral Majority matures -- The First Amendment : Falwell v. Flynt -- The perils of power : political missteps -- Scandal and retrenchment -- Liberty University : the next generation of culture warriors -- Back in opposition : the Clinton years -- Falwell's last years : controversy and consolation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
440 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061970672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011031293
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • 3935369-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3935369
  • (Sirsi) o730414470
  • (OCoLC)730414470

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