The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken Hardback

The New Politics of Religion in the United States

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The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken

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The triumph of American political conservatism in the last two decades has been paralleled by the ascendance of Christian evangelicalism. More importantly, the political campaigns of 2000 and 2004 marked a convergence between these two political entities with an effectiveness never before seen in national elections. This cultural shift turns on a mutual embrace. On the one side, conservatives have successfully set the terms of debate around so-called "family values" and the status of religion in the public sphere. On the other side, evangelicals have mobilized in a new self-awareness of their formidable political power and now demand representation at all levels of government.What are the religious seeds of this convergence? Upon what fundamental ideas does it rest? What potential dangers does it present for the concepts of "religion," "politics" and "America"? How secure is this alliance, and what does each side sacrifice in order to sustain it? Must all religion in America now become similarly engaged in the political sphere?This volume is a collection of articles by a group of young scholars addressing the nexus between political conservatism, evangelical Christianity, and American consumerist culture.Drawing widely upon examples from contemporary culture, these articles are a critical engagement with this turn and attempt to delineate its dynamics, trajectory, and content.

The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in June 2008. The ISBN for The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken is 9780826429681.

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Details for The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (June 2008)
Number of Pages248
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1196321
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