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Description - Bible-Carrying Christians by David Harrington Watt

In the contemporary US, there are hundreds of thousands of Protestant churches whose members habitually carry their Bibles with them. These churches - often referred to as evangelical or fundamentalist - play a crucial role in shaping American society. In this book, David Watt draws on years of fieldwork to present an reinterpretation of the way that conservative Protestants influence American politics and culture. At the heart of the book is a sympathetic, but far from uncritical, analysis of those forms of social power that are assumed to be natural among Bible-carrying Christians. While outsiders often presuppose that evangelical Christians take for granted the authority of certain institutions (among them the American state, corporations, ministers, men, and heterosexuals), Watt argues that the reality is far more complex. This is a concise and lively book that sheds light on the way that Bible-carrying Christians influence the way that people in America think - and avoid thinking - about social power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195068344
ISBN-10: 0195068343
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 146mm x 20mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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