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The Troubling New Face of America

Authors:

Carter, Jimmy

Publication Date:

September 5, 2002

Abstract:

Former president Jimmy Carter reflects on changes in U.S. policies toward human rights, our relationship to our allies, and our role in the search for peaceful solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East....

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Reaching to the Choir

Publication Date:

April 1, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the large, diverse group of Christians called "evangelicals" and reveals some of the diversity among their views on social and political issues....

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The Christian Right and Support for Israel

Authors:

Strickert, Fred

Publication Date:

October 1, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the influence of the Christian Right, Christian Zionists, and Dispensationalists on U.S. Middle East policy in recent years....

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Introduction to Some Sources of Conflict in the Middle eastt

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

June 17, 2004

Abstract:

Bare-bones listing of URLs for some basic articles on sources of conflict in the Middle East. For anyone wanting basic historical facts about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the role played by U.S. Christian Zionists and Dispensationalists....

War Out of Compassion

Publication Date:

February 17, 2003

Abstract:

Germany's version of Time Magazine describes the role of religion in George W. Bush's presidency, including his foreign policy....

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Carter's Crusade

Publication Date:

April 5, 2004

Abstract:

Former President Jimmy Carter criticizes the religious doctrines of the "religious right" (Christian Zionists and Dispensationalists) who now control the Republican Party: "a completely foolish and erroneous interpretation of the Scriptures..."...

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Evangelicalism as a Social Movement

Authors:

Scott, Donald

Publication Date:

October 15, 2000

Abstract:

Describes 19th-century evangelicalism as a social movement, not only a religious movement. Evangelicals were in the forefront of movements to abolish slavery, give women the vote, and alleviate poverty....

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New Religions and the Social Bond

Publication Date:

July 15, 2003

Abstract:

Describes the changing picture of religious preferences in the U.S. in recent decades....

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New Religions and the Social Bond, (PDF, 230 KB)

Beyond Armageddon

Authors:

Wagner, Don

Publication Date:

November 1, 1992

Abstract:

Reviews the history of Christian Zionism and relates it to the Christian doctrine known as Dispensationalism or Premillenial Dispensationalism, which is embraced by many in the so-called "Christian Right" in the U.S....

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The End: How It Got That Way

Authors:

Van Biema, David

Publication Date:

July 1, 2002

Abstract:

Brief overview of "end time" beliefs of Chriustian fundamentalists (and many evangelicals who are not necessarily true fundamentalists) including premillenialism, dispensationalism, the rapture, and other central beliefs of Republic Party leaders like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson....

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The End: How It Got That Way, (TXT, 8 KB)
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