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The Resource Moral minority : the evangelical left in an age of conservatism, David R. Swartz

Moral minority : the evangelical left in an age of conservatism, David R. Swartz

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Moral minority : the evangelical left in an age of conservatism
Title
Moral minority
Title remainder
the evangelical left in an age of conservatism
Statement of responsibility
David R. Swartz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1973, nearly a decade before the height of the Moral Majority, a group of progressive activists assembled in a Chicago YMCA to strategize about how to move the nation in a more evangelical direction through political action. When they emerged, the Washington Post predicted that the new evangelical left could "shake both political and religious life in America." The following decades proved the Post both right and wrong--evangelical participation in the political sphere was intensifying, but in the end it was the religious right, not the left, that built a viable movement and mobilized electorally. How did the evangelical right gain a moral monopoly and why were evangelical progressives, who had shown such promise, left behind? In Moral Minority, the first comprehensive history of the evangelical left, David R. Swartz sets out to answer these questions, charting the rise, decline, and political legacy of this forgotten movement. Though vibrant in the late nineteenth century, progressive evangelicals were in eclipse following religious controversies of the early twentieth century, only to reemerge in the 1960s and 1970s. They stood for antiwar, civil rights, and anticonsumer principles, even as they stressed doctrinal and sexual fidelity. Politically progressive and theologically conservative, the evangelical left was also remarkably diverse, encompassing groups such as Sojourners, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Evangelicals for Social Action, and the Association for Public Justice. Swartz chronicles the efforts of evangelical progressives who expanded the concept of morality from the personal to the social and showed the way--organizationally and through political activism--to what would become the much larger and more influential evangelical right. By the 1980s, although they had witnessed the election of Jimmy Carter, the nation's first born-again president, progressive evangelicals found themselves in the political wilderness, riven by identity politics and alienated by a skeptical Democratic Party and a hostile religious right."--Publisher's website
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Swartz, David R
Dewey number
261.70973/09045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U6
LC item number
S93 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
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  • Evangelicalism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christian conservatism
  • United States
Label
Moral minority : the evangelical left in an age of conservatism, David R. Swartz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An emerging evangelical left. Carl Henry and neo-evangelical social engagement -- John Alexander and racial justice -- Jim Wallis and Vietnam -- Mark Hatfield and electoral politics -- Sharon Gallagher and the politics of spiritual community -- A broadening coalition. Samuel Escobar and the global reflex -- Richard Mouw and the reforming of evangelical politics -- Ron Sider and the politics of simple living -- The Chicago Declaration and the United Progressive Front -- Left behind. Identity politics and a fragmenting coalition -- The limits of electoral politics -- Sojourning
Control code
ocn785870960
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780812244410
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014396
Other control number
40021424706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)785870960
Label
Moral minority : the evangelical left in an age of conservatism, David R. Swartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An emerging evangelical left. Carl Henry and neo-evangelical social engagement -- John Alexander and racial justice -- Jim Wallis and Vietnam -- Mark Hatfield and electoral politics -- Sharon Gallagher and the politics of spiritual community -- A broadening coalition. Samuel Escobar and the global reflex -- Richard Mouw and the reforming of evangelical politics -- Ron Sider and the politics of simple living -- The Chicago Declaration and the United Progressive Front -- Left behind. Identity politics and a fragmenting coalition -- The limits of electoral politics -- Sojourning
Control code
ocn785870960
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780812244410
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014396
Other control number
40021424706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)785870960

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