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Basics

On the Web: Articles

Evangelical Elitists. Ayelish McGarvey, Washington Monthly (12/04). Washington's conservative power brokers as seen from the church pew.

Rove's Revenge. Maureen Dowd, NY Times (11/7/04). US evangelicals always vociferous: joined William J. Bryan in opposing social Darwinism & "survival of the fittest" under capitalism, Jimmy Carter in calling for social justice & world peace. Today they drum up opposition to "social engineering on behalf of society's most vulnerable."

George W. & the Christian Right. CBS News (8/31/04).

The Covert Kingdom: Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as It Is in Texas. Joe Bageant, Counterpunch (5/25/04).

Their Beliefs are Bonkers, but They Are at the Heart of Power. George Monbiot, Guardian (4/20/04).

Christian Fundamentalists are Driving Middle East Policy. George Monbiot, Thinking Peace (4/20/04).

The Push for War. Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books (10/3/02). Brilliant critique of the world view & militarist foreign policy of the "think tank" intellectuals surrounding the Bush administration.

The Right Still Has Religion, Michael Lind, NY Times (12/9/01). Pat Robertson gets credit for enormous influence of religious right in US politics.

Reasons to Fear the Religious Right. Rita Spillenger, Positive Atheism (n.d.).

The Christian Right. Grant Wacker, Duke U. Divinity School (n.d.). Defines its ideology.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Christian Broadcasting Network.

Christian Coalition.

In the Library: Articles

Blumenthal, Sidney. “Christian soldiers,” New Yorker (7/18/94).

Briggs, Kenneth A. “Evangelicals turning to politics fear moral slide imperils nation,” NY Times (8/19/80).

Fogarty, Robert S. "’Cults’, guns & the Kingdom," Nation (4/12/93):485-7.

Parry, Robert. "The Lord’s work," In These Times (17 nov l995).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Apostolidis, Paul. Stations of the Cross: Adorno & Christian Right Radio (Durham NC: Duke, 2000).

Balmer, Randall. Thy Kingdom Come: An Evangelical's Lament. How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith & Threatens America (NY: Basic Books, 2006).

Barkun, Michael. Religion & the Racist Right. The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement (rev. ed. Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1997).

Blanchard, Dallas A. The Anti-Abortion Movement & the Rise of the Religious Right: From Polite to Fiery Protest (NY: Twayne, 1994).

Brown, Steven P. Trumping Religion: The New Christian Right, the Free Speech Clause, & the Courts (Tuscaloosa: U. of Alabama, 2003).

Chilton, David. Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion (Ft. Worth TX: Dominion, 1985).

__________. The Great Tribulation (Ft. Worth TX: Dominion, 1987).

__________. Power in the Blood: A Christian Response to AIDS (Brentwood TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1987).

Clouse, Robert G. (ed.) Wealth & Poverty: Four Christian Views of Economics (Downer's Grove IL: InterVarsity, 1984).

D’Antonio, Michael. Fall from Grace. The Failed Crusade of the Christian Right (New Brunswick: Rutgers U., 1989).

Diamond, Sara. Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right (London: Pluto, 1989).

__________. Not By Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right (NY: Guilford, 1998).

Domke, David. God Willing? Political Fundamentalism in the White House, the "War on Terror" & the Echoing Press (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2004).

Emerson, Michael O. & Christian Smith. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion & the Problem of Race in America (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Flake, Carol. Redemptorama. Culture, Politics & the New Evangelicism (NY, 1984).

Frank, Thomas. What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (NY: Metropolitan, 20040.

Haiven, Judith. Faith, Hope, No Charity (Vancouver, 1985).

Halsell, Grace. Prophecy & Politics: Militant Evangelists on the Road to Nuclear War (Westport CT: Lawrence Hill, 1986).

__________. Prophecy & Politics: The Secret Alliance between Israel & the Christian Right (Westport CT: Lawrence Hill, 1986).

Harding, Susan Friend. The Book of Jerry Falwell. Fundamentalist Language & Politics (Princeton, 2000).

Heinemann, Kenneth J. God is a Conservative. Religion, Politics, & Morality in Contemporary America (NY, 1998).

Hicks, L. Edward. "Sometimes in the Wrong, but Never in Doubt": George S. Benson & the Education of the New Religious Right (Knoxville, 1995).

Ide, Arthir Frederick. Evangelical Terrorism: Censorship, Falwell, Robertson & the Seamy Side of Christian Fundamentalism (Irving TX: Scholars Books, 1986).

Jeansonne, Glenn. Gerald L.K. Smith: Minister of Hate (New Haven: Yale, 1988).

Jorstad, Erling. The New Christian Right, 1981-1988. Prospects for the Post-Reagan Decade (Lewiston NY, 1987).

Juergensmeyer, Mark. The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State (Berkeley: U. California, 1993).

__________. Terror in the Mind of God. The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Berkeley, 2000).

Kaplan, Esther. With God On Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, & Democracy in George W. Bush's White House (NY: New Press, 2004).

Kaplan, Jeffrey. Radical Religion in America: Millennarian Movements from the Far Right to the Children of Noah (Syracuse NY: Syracuse U, 1997).

Lincoln, Bruce. Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion after September 11 (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2002).

Loveland, Anne C. American Evangelicals & the U.S. Military, 1942-1993 (Baton Rouge, 1996).

Martin, William. With God on Our Side. The Rise of the Religious Right in America (NY, 1996).

McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors: Origins of the New American Right (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2000). Organizing begun in Orange County in 60s.

Morone, James. Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (New Haven: Yale, 2003). Engaging & informative though surprisingly ahistorical & secularist exploration of moral tradition in radicalism left & right.

North, Gary. An Introduction to Christian Economics (Nutley NJ: Craig, 1973). Basic work by the "Noam Chomsky" of the Christian Right.

__________. None Dare Call It Witchcraft (New Rochelle NY: Arlington House, 1976).

__________. How Can You Profit from the Coming Price Controls? (Durham NC: American Bureau of Economic Research, 1980).

__________. The Last Train Out (Ft. Worth TX: American Bureau of Economic Research, 1983).

__________. Backward Christian Soldiers? An Action Manual for Christian Reconstruction (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1984).

__________. Conspiracy: A Biblical View (Fort Worth TX: Dominion, 1986).

__________. Unholy Spirits: Occultism & New Age Humanism (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1987).

__________. The Dominion Covenant: An Economic Commentary on the Bible (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1987).

__________. Is the World Running Down? Crisis in the Christian Worldview (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988).

__________. Unconditional Surrender: God's Program for Victory (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988).

__________. Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989).

__________. Marx's Religion of Revolution: Regeneration through Chaos (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989).

__________. The Judeo-Christian Tradition: A Guide for the Perplexed (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990).

__________. Millennialism & Social Theory (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990).

__________. Victim's Rights: A Biblica View of Civil Justice (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990).

__________. Theonomy: An Informed Response (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1991).

__________. Westminster's Confession: The Abandonment of Van Til's Legacy (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1991).

__________ & Gary DeMar. Christian Reconstruction: What It Is, & What It Isn't (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1991).

__________. The Coase Theorem: A Study in Economic Epistemology (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1992).

__________. Salvation through Inflation: The Economics of Social Credit (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1993).

__________. Tithing & the Church (Tyler TX: Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1994).

__________. Leviticus: An Economic Commentary (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1994).

__________. Crossed Fingers: How the Liberals Captured the Presbyterian Church (Tyler TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1996).

Rushdoony, R.J. Institutes of Biblical Law (Vallecito CA: Ross House, 1973). Basic text for Biblical Reconstructionist notion that while waiting for Second Coming, Christians should work to replace Satanic humanist state & federal legal systems of US with God's law.

Schultze, Quentin J. Televangelism & American Culture: The Business of Popular Religion (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991).

__________. Christianity & the Mass Media: Toward a Democratic Accomodation (East Lansing: Michigan State U., 2003).

Smith, Christian. Christian America? What Evangelicals Really Want (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000).

Tabor, James D. & Eugene V. Gallagher. Why Waco? Cults & the Battle for Religious Freedom in America (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

Utter, Glenn W. & John W. Storey. The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook [1995] (2nd ed.; Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001).

Vidal, Gore. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace (NY: Nation Books, 2002).

Wills, Garry. Bush's Fringe Government (NY: NY Review, 2006). Role of Catholic conservatives in sustaining regime.

Wojcik, Daniel. The End of the World as We Know It: Faith, Fatalism & Apocalypse in America (NY: NYU, 1997).

Wolfe, Alan. The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Live Our Faith (NY: Free Press, 2003).

Wright, Stuart A. (ed.) Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1996).

Wuthnow, Robert. The Struggle for America’s Soul: Evangelicals, Liberals & Secularism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"With God On Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America" [1996], dir. David Van Taylor & Calvin Skaggs, ?m. Features interviews with leading figures of movement.

"With God On Our Side: George W. Bush & the Rise of the Religious Right in America" [2004], dir. Calvin Skaggs & David Van Taylor, 100m. Expanded, updated version of earlier film.



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