With God On Our Side



With God On Our Side The rise of the Religious Right is one of the most important political and cultural stories of our time To many, this controversial movement threatens to upset the nation s delicate balance of religious and secular interests To others, the Religious Right is valiantly struggling to preserve religious liberty and to prove itself as the last, best hope to save America s soul In With God on Our Sidethe first balanced account of conservative Christians impact on post war politics William Martin paints a vivid and authoritative portrait of America s most powerful political interest group.Although its members now number between forty and sixty million people, the Religious Right has not always carried the tremendous and growing political clout it enjoys today A hundred years ago, scattered groups of conservative Christians worked fervently to spread the Gospel, but their involvement in politics was marginal Early in this century, however, a series of charismatic and ambitious leaders began transforming the movement by the election of John F Kennedy as our first Catholic president, the Religious Right had found its voice Politics and religion began mixing as never before From Richard Nixon s strategic manipulation of Graham s religious influence in the 1970s, to Ronald Reagan s association with Falwell s Moral Majority in the 1980s, to the Christian Coalition s emergence as a slick, sophisticated political machine, the line separating the pulpit from the presidency became increasingly blurred Now, preachers such as Graham, Falwell, and Pat Robertson preside over ministries so vast and well organized that most politicians can ill afford to ignore their views or lose their votes.In recent years, the Religious Right s political influence has propelled it into spheres beyond pure politics Race relations, abortion and reproductive rights, school curricula, the nature and role of the family conservative Christians have embraced all of these socially charged issues, and their activism has irrevocably altered the way America confronts its thorniest problems How does a free society draw the line between Church and State without removing religious conviction from public life What motivates individual Americans to do battle in the culture wars Most importantly, when politicians and religiously motivated activists join forces, who holds the reins Drawing on over 100 new interviews with key figures in the movement, William Martin brilliantly captures the spirit of the age as he explores both sides ofthis dramatic debate Written in conjunction with the producers of the public television series of the same name, this landmark book is essential reading for all Americans conservative and liberal, fundamentalist and atheist who care about the spiritual health and political future of our country From the Hardcover edition. Read With God On Our Side Author William C. Martin – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • With God On Our Side
  • William C. Martin
  • English
  • 21 July 2018
  • 0767922573

10 thoughts on “With God On Our Side

  1. Eric_W says:

    William Martin, a sociologist at Rice University, wrote this companion piece to a PBS series that I have not seen that surveys the history of the mostly white, Protestant Evangelical church community and its role in the political landscape over the past forty years, with a brief analysis of its roots in the early twentieth century Ironically, it was self professed evangelical and born again...

  2. Huyen says:

    I must have feared that God would strike lightening at my neck while I sleep if I didn t finish this book or something, I tried so hard and so miserably to slog through it It is not terrible, but not terribly interesting either I guess I tried so hard because I find reading about how ridiculously people can behave is quite fascinating.I m only vaguely familiar with many of the names in the book which are probably household names to most Americans, like Billy Graham or Jerry Falwell.The book co I must have feared that God would strike lightening at my neck while I sleep if I didn t finish this book or something, I tried so hard and so miserably to slog t...

  3. Lee says:

    Don t love the way it s written, but the content will scare the hell out of you Read Eric Hoffer s True Believer after reading this and look at the nature of mass movements.

  4. Hortensia says:

    Honestly this is one of the most powerful books I read in 2009 I wish everyone I know would read it so we could discuss It was suuuch a page turner So, I don t know where to start, other than to say that it is a wonderful history of the development of the Religious Right, told in very nice, bite sized chapt...

  5. Aiesha says:

    I am no fan of the evangelical conservative movement but this author William Martin piqued my interest because he presented the information in a muchnonjudgmental manner than I probably could have Definitely an interesting read that shows you how politicized the Religious Right became and some of the tactics they used, rightly or wrongly My only beef with the book is that I expected muchinformation on George W Bush given than his picture is the most pronounced on the cover but a I am no fan of the evangelical conservative movement but this author William Martin piqued my interest because he presented the information in a muchnonjudgmental manner than I probably could have Definitely an interesting read that shows you how politicized the Religious Right became and some of the tactics they used, rightly or wrongly My only beef with the book is ...

  6. Kristina says:

    Excellent history and analysis of the rise of the Christian right I learned quite a bit This book is not written with a political bias the author merely presents the facts and does not comment on them However if you are an atheist reader like myself the boo...

  7. Mike Edwards says:

    An excellent treatment of perhaps the most important domestic political trend of the last 30 years the rise in political power of evangelicals, and the movement of that huge group towards a steadfast political alliance with the Republican Party.

  8. Kristel says:

    creepy but repetitive

  9. Benjamin Sauers says:

    I find this topic very interesting I think Martin did a good job sketching the movement.

  10. Patrick says:

    An awesome read about the role of religious right in America I thought it was an informative and balance read.

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