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God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Daniel Williams


This book traces the history of the Christian Right from its early twentieth-century origins to its involvement in the presidential election of 2008. The book argues that evangelicals’ success in transforming American politics was primarily a result of their ability to link their political agenda to the Republican Party. Evangelicals who believed in reclaiming America as a Christian nation began developing an alliance with the Republican Party during the early years of the Cold War, when Billy Graham cultivated a relationship with the Eisenhower administration. Evangelicals strengthened that t ... More

Keywords: Billy Graham, Christian right, conservative, culture wars, evangelicals, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, religious right, Republican party, sunbelt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Williams, author
Department of History, University of West Georgia
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