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Schenck, Robert L.

Summary: The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHENCK, ROBERT SCH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B SCHENCK SCH

FitzGerald, Frances

Summary: Initially a populist rebellion against the established Protestant churches, evagelicalism became the dominant religious force in the country before the Civil War, but the northerners and southerners split over the issue of slavery. After the Civil War, the northern evangelicals split, eventually causing a conflict between fundamentalists and modernists. Only after the second World War would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 FIT

Howe, Ben

Summary: Offers the history of the Christian Right and analyzes the rhetoric evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to stay with the Republican Party.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.0973 HOW

White, Mel

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Publisher / Publication Date: J.P. Tarcher/Penguin 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 277 WHI

Butler, Anthea D.

Summary: "The American political scene today is poisonously divided, and the vast majority of white evangelicals play a strikingly unified, powerful role in the disunion. These evangelicals raise a starkly consequential question for electoral politics: Why do they claim morality while supporting politicians who act immorally by most Christian measures? In this clear-eyed, hard-hitting chronicle of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2021

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McAlister, Melani

Summary: "More than forty years ago, conservative Christianity emerged as a major force in American political life. Since then the movement has been analyzed and over-analyzed, declared triumphant and, more than once, given up for dead. But because outside observers have maintained a near-relentless focus on domestic politics, the most transformative development over the last several decades--the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 MCA

Moss, Candida R.

Summary: Like many evangelical Christians, the Green family of Oklahoma City believes that America was founded as a Christian nation, based on a "biblical worldview." But the Greens are far from typical evangelicals in other ways. The billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby, a huge nationwide chain of craft stores, the Greens came to national attention in 2014 after successfully suing the federal government...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 260 MOS

Summary: Just outside of Dallas, Texas a violent haunted house is serving as the pulpit for a modern-day fire and brimstone sermon. Taking the viewer behind the scenes, this documentary examines why this small town church has resorted to such graphic means of saving souls and allows us a brief glimpse of what they believe they're saving us from.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Plexifilm 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HEL

Welch, Gina.

Summary: Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has watched them with a nervous eye, but our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Who are evangelicals, really? To find out, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Over the course of nearly two years, Welch immersed herself in the life and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 WEL

White, Mel

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Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.835 WHI

Du Mez, Kristin Kobes

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Summary: "A scholar of American Christianity answers perhaps the most bewildering question of our time: Why are evangelicals "the Donald's" most fervent supporters? Donald Trump is a libertine who lacks even basic knowledge of the Christian faith. Yet in 2016 he won 81 percent of the white evangelical vote, and continues to rely on white evangelicals as his base of support. While we assume the religious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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Posner, Sarah

Summary: "Why did so many Evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a serial philanderer with questionable conservative credentials who seems to defy Christian values with his every utterance? To a reporter like Sarah Posner, who has been covering the religious right for decades, the answer turns out to be far more intuitive than one might think. In this taut and meticulously reported inquiry,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Balmer, Randall Herbert

Summary: "A history of the origins of the Religious Right that challenges the commonly held misconception that abortion was its original galvanizing issue"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 277.3 BAL

Summary: Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GOD

Summary: With "God Loves Uganda", Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2014

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