Thy Kingdom Come
How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America
By (author) Randall H. Balmer
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Thy Kingdom Come by Randall H. Balmer
Book DescriptionFor much of American history, evangelicalism was aligned with progressive political causes-the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, and public education. But contemporary conservative activists have defaulted on this majestic legacy, embracing instead an agenda virtually indistinguishable from the Republican Party platform. How has evangelical Christianity become so entrenched in partisan politics? Randall Balmer, an evangelical Christian and a historian of American religion, deftly combines ethnographic research, theological reflections, and historical context to examine the nature of the Religious Right today-and offers a rallying cry for liberal Christians to reclaim the noble traditions of their faith.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465005208
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Randall H. Balmer
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, Paperback (October 2014)View all books by Randall H. Balmer
From Oregon to Florida, Randall Balmer offers an immensely readable tour of the highways and byways of American evangelicalism. We visit a revival meeting in Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks.
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Author Biography - Randall H. Balmer
Randall Balmer is Professor of American Religious History at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. Balmer has published ten books, including Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, which was made into a three-part documentary for PBS. He lives in Woodbury, Connecticut, with his wife, Catharine Randall, who is also a professor and an author.
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