Idaho Christian Patriotism

Author: James Alfred Aho

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029597494X

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 784

“The combination of violence with religious and political extremism is explosive, and usually surrounded by equally explosive rhetoric. And so it is illuminating to discover an objective, scientific approach to this timely issue. . . . Aho has masterfully examined the religious and political movement that in general calls itself Christian Patriotism.” - Los Angeles Daily News
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Idaho Christian Patriotism

Author: James A. Aho

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801069

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 1418

From their home bases in Idaho and neighboring areas of the Northwest, organizations such as the Order, the Aryan Nations Church, the Posse Comitatus, and the Golden Mean Society have drawn national attention and spread the gospel of a �constitutionally pure, Christian homeland.� For the reader who knows these groups only from a selection of inflammatory quotes and violent deeds, this compelling work presents the first disciplined exploration of the backgrounds and belief systems of the Christian patriot movement. Using information gathered from interviews and direct observation of patriot gatherings, Aho replaces the stereotype of solitary crazies from the fringes of society with more complex and disturbing realities.
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Idaho Christian Patriotism

Author: James Alfred Aho

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029597494X

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 7806

“The combination of violence with religious and political extremism is explosive, and usually surrounded by equally explosive rhetoric. And so it is illuminating to discover an objective, scientific approach to this timely issue. . . . Aho has masterfully examined the religious and political movement that in general calls itself Christian Patriotism.” - Los Angeles Daily News
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Idaho Christian Patriotism

Author: James A. Aho

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801063

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 4805

From their home bases in Idaho and neighboring areas of the Northwest, organizations such as the Order, the Aryan Nations Church, the Posse Comitatus, and the Golden Mean Society have drawn national attention and spread the gospel of a �constitutionally pure, Christian homeland.� For the reader who knows these groups only from a selection of inflammatory quotes and violent deeds, this compelling work presents the first disciplined exploration of the backgrounds and belief systems of the Christian patriot movement. Using information gathered from interviews and direct observation of patriot gatherings, Aho replaces the stereotype of solitary crazies from the fringes of society with more complex and disturbing realities.
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Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Author: Jonathan Haidt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307455777

Category: Philosophy

Page: 500

View: 647

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.
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Preacher of Righteousness

Author: Joshua David Hawley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300145144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

View: 7190

Joshua Hawley examines Roosevelt's political thought to arrive at a revised understanding of his legacy. He sees Roosevelt as galvanizing a 20-year period of reform that permanently altered American politics and Americans' expectations for government social progress and presidents.
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Author: Jane Bennett,Michael J. Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136705457

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 8388

The Politics of Moralizing issues a stern warning about the risks of speaking, writing, and thinking in a manner too confident about one's own judgments and asks, "Can a clear line be drawn between dogmatism and simple certainty and indignation?" Bennett and Shapiro enter the debate by questioning what has become a popular, even pervasive, cultural narrative told by both the left and the right: the story of the West's moral decline, degeneration, or confusion. Contributors explore the dynamics and dilemmas of moralizing by advocates of patriotism, environmental protection, and women's rights while arguing that the current discourse gives free license to self-aggrandizement, cruelty, vengeance and punitiveness and a generalized resistance to or abjection of diversity.
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The Politics of Sin in American History

Author: James A. Morone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300105177

Category: Political Science

Page: 575

View: 2060

Annotation Although the US is proud of being a secular state, religion lies at the heart of American politics. This volume looks at how the country came to have the soul of a church & the consequences - the moral crusades against slavery, alcohol, witchcraft & discrimination that time & again have prevailed upon the nation.
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Author: Tod Lindberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 006137394X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1094

Longtime political analyst and commentator Tod Lindberg goes beyond punditry to address how Jesus's words and teachings—once a radical set of ideas—have come to define our concept of government and our vision for society.
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Religion and Politics in a New Era

Author: Michael Gerson,Peter Wehner

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575679280

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5155

An era has ended. The political expression that most galvanized evangelicals during the past quarter-century, the Religious Right, is fading. What's ahead is unclear. Millions of faith-based voters still exist, and they continue to care deeply about hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage, but the shape of their future political engagement remains to be formed. Into this uncertainty, former White House insiders Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner seek to call evangelicals toward a new kind of political engagement -- a kind that is better both for the church and the country, a kind that cannot be co-opted by either political party, a kind that avoids the historic mistakes of both the Religious Left and the Religious Right. Incisive, bold, and marked equally by pragmatism and idealism, Gerson and Wehner's new book has the potential to chart a new political future not just for values voters, but for the nation as a whole.
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A Sociology of American Religion and Politics

Author: James Aho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317334078

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 651

Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and illustrates this by citing numerous cases of radical politics. The book addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the standard psycho-social-cultural explanations of far-right activism. It shows how extremists are similar educationally and psychologically to their more conventional neighbors; that they get into the movement in the same way that others become peace activists or radical environmentalists, namely, through their ties with fellow workers and church-goers, family members, and classmates; and that their views are given a patina of certainty by being repeatedly corroborated within closed, non-contaminated communication systems. The book avoids being preachy or judgmental, but it does try to challenge readers morally by submitting far-right fantasy to a formal ideology critique. It does this by showing how the reforms it recommends – a marketplace free of regulation, draconian immigration restrictions; an end to the federal reserve bank and the income tax; a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution; anti-union "right to work" laws and a return to debt slavery; the privatization of schools, the post office, and the commons, and so on – contradict its ostensible goal, which is to protect and enhance middle class interests. Far-Right Fantasy is suitable for adoption as a supplemental text in political psychology and sociology, sociologies of religion and knowledge, collective behavior, and American political history.
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the politics of indignation

Author: Richard King

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1922072648

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8472

A lively and passionate defence of reasoned debate Everyone has taken and given offence; anyone who claims they haven’t is either lying or uniquely tolerant. Yet in recent years, offence has become more than an expression of annoyance — it’s now a form of political currency. Politicians and religious leaders have mastered the art of indignation to motivate their supporters or deflect unwanted attention, and the news cycle has become increasingly dominated by reports on these tiny tempests. In this provocative account, Richard King explores how the politics of offence is poisoning public debate. With hurt feelings being paraded like union banners, we’ve ushered in a new mood of censoriousness, self-pity, and self-righteousness. Unofficial censorship has even led to official censorship; blowing the dust off old blasphemy laws, we are moving forward into the past. Yet King contends that freedom of speech is meaningless without the freedom to offend, and that the claim to be offended should be the beginning of the argument, not the end of it. Politeness is a noble quality, and decorum will always have its place. But when respect comes at the cost of honest criticism, it’s time for us to think again.
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The Politics of Feminist Intervention

Author: Janet Elise Johnson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253220742

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 1902

Why some international interventions succeed while others fail
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Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted

Author: Obery Hendricks

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385519990

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9475

Who was Jesus? And how was this first-century political revolutionary, whose teachings are meant to lead the way to freedom, turned into a meek and mild servant of the status quo? How is it possible to profess a belief in Jesus, yet ignore the suffering of the poor and the needy? Just how truly faithful to the vision of Jesus are the many politicians who claim to be Christian? These are the kinds of questions Obery Hendricks, a biblical scholar, activist, and minister, asks in this provocative new book. In this day and age of heated political debate, Hendricks’s The Politics of Jesus stands out as much for its brilliant re-creation of the life and mind of Jesus of Nazareth as for its scathing critique of modern politicians “of faith.”
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Author: Marcus Borg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781563382277

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 3358

This is a new paperback edition of Marcus Borg's 1984 study on the teaching and action of Jesus in the political, social, and cultural context of his time.
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The Technology of Happiness-applied; Being Book III of "The Economy of Happiness,"

Author: James MacKaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utilitarianism

Page: 179

View: 2603

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Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York

Author: Arthur Browne

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807043583

Category: African American police

Page: 328

View: 3700

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents a history of African Americans in New York City from the 1910 to 1960 as told through the life of the city's first black police officer who, fearing his racist colleagues just as much as the criminal element, became an unheralded figure in the fight for civil rights."--Publisher information.
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Author: Rita Roberts

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807138243

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 1389

During the revolutionary age and in the early republic, when racial ideologies were evolving and slavery expanding, some northern blacks surprisingly came to identify very strongly with the American cause and to take pride in calling themselves American. In this intriguing study, Rita Roberts explores this phenomenon and offers an in-depth examination of the intellectual underpinnings of antebellum black activists.
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Why Jesus Is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice

Author: Samuel Rodriguez

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400204496

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 2672

In The Lamb's Agenda Samuel Rodriguez offers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation, a prophetic call to orient our lives at the nexus of the cross.
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The New Testament and Non-violent Revolution

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227678022

Category: Religion

Page: 122

View: 8408

One of the major expositions of the Christian basis for pacifism and non-violence, grounded in a careful study of the Gospels.
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