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Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right

Mark Lewis Taylor (Ed)

Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right

Mark Lewis Taylor (Ed)

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Introduction: Faith, American Empire, And Spirit 1.Evil In Public Life Today 2.The 9/11 Moment 3.The Specter Of American Romanticism 4.The Specter Of Contractual Liberalism 5.The Specter Of Prophetic Spirit 6.Revolutionary Belonging 7.Revolutionary Expectation Epilogue: Christian Faith And Counter Imperial Practice

- Publisher Princeton theologian Mark Taylor here looks at the influence and stance of the right-wing Christian movement in the U.S. He questions its religious authenticity, its claim to be called Christian, and the ethical stands it has taken in national politics of the last ten years. The heart of Taylor's argument is Jesus himself. Using the latest New Testament scholarship on the historical Jesus and his tactic in relation to the Roman Empire, Taylor argues that Jesus' life and work and message are inherently political and driven by the need to show God's love for the poor, condemnation of the oppressor, and search for a reign of justice. These Christian hallmarks, Taylor asserts, stand as a critical corrective to a distorted Christianity that often dominates the U.S. political scene today.

- Publisher Princeton theologian Mark Taylor analyzes right-wing Christian movements in the United States amid the powers of religion, politics, empire, and corporate classes in post-9/11 USA. The real gift of Taylor's book is his argument that this militant Christian faith must be viewed against a backdrop of the American political romanticism and corporatist liberalism of U.S. past and present. Taylor uses the best of cultural and historical studies, while deftly drawing lessons for American readers from theologian Paul Tillich's analysis of power and religion during the rise of fascism and nationalism in Germany of the 1930s. The result is an innovative framework for interpreting how Christian nationalists, Pentagon war planners and corporate institutions today are forging alliances in the U.S. that have dramatic and destructive global impact. Moving beyond lament, Taylor also leaves readers with a new romance of revolutionary traditions and a new more radical liberalism, revitalizing American

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Introduction: Faith, American Empire, And Spirit 1.Evil In Public Life Today 2.The 9/11 Moment 3.The Specter Of American Romanticism 4.The Specter Of Contractual Liberalism 5.The Specter Of Prophetic Spirit 6.Revolutionary Belonging 7.Revolutionary Expectation Epilogue: Christian Faith And Counter Imperial Practice
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Princeton theologian Mark Taylor here looks at the influence and stance of the right-wing Christian movement in the U.S. He questions its religious authenticity, its claim to be called Christian, and the ethical stands it has taken in national politics of the last ten years. The heart of Taylor's argument is Jesus himself. Using the latest New Testament scholarship on the historical Jesus and his tactic in relation to the Roman Empire, Taylor argues that Jesus' life and work and message are inherently political and driven by the need to show God's love for the poor, condemnation of the oppressor, and search for a reign of justice. These Christian hallmarks, Taylor asserts, stand as a critical corrective to a distorted Christianity that often dominates the U.S. political scene today.
- Publisher

Princeton theologian Mark Taylor analyzes right-wing Christian movements in the United States amid the powers of religion, politics, empire, and corporate classes in post-9/11 USA. The real gift of Taylor's book is his argument that this militant Christian faith must be viewed against a backdrop of the American political romanticism and corporatist liberalism of U.S. past and present. Taylor uses the best of cultural and historical studies, while deftly drawing lessons for American readers from theologian Paul Tillich's analysis of power and religion during the rise of fascism and nationalism in Germany of the 1930s. The result is an innovative framework for interpreting how Christian nationalists, Pentagon war planners and corporate institutions today are forging alliances in the U.S. that have dramatic and destructive global impact. Moving beyond lament, Taylor also leaves readers with a new romance of revolutionary traditions and a new more radical liberalism, revitalizing American
- Publisher

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Mark Lewis Taylor (Ed)

Mark Lewis Taylor is the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. Among his many publications is The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America (Fortress Press). He is also editor of Paul Tillich: Theologian of the Boundaries and coeditor of Reconstructing Christian Theology, both from Fortress Press. He is coordinator of Academics for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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  • Catalogue Code 243960
  • Product Code 0800637763
  • EAN 9780800637767
  • Pages 194
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Sales Rank #26479
  • Dimensions 218 x 141 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.259kg

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