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Americans in every aspect of Mideast conflict

Publication Date:

April 12, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the involvement of U.S. citizens in all aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

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America's Evangelicals -- Key Survey Findings

Publication Date:

April 15, 2004

Abstract:

Describes findings of a survey of 1610 adults who identified themselves as fundamentalist, evangelical, charismatic, or Pentacostal protestant Christians or as "born-again" Christians....

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Will fundamentalist Christians and Jews ignite apocalypse?

Publication Date:

October 11, 2002

Abstract:

Examines the growing alliance between fundamentalist Jews in Israel and fundamentalist Christians in the U.S., both of whom interpret Biblical passages to justify unending conflict in the Middle East....

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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Defining Evangelicalism

Authors:

Eskridge, Larry

Publication Date:

June 1, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the historical development of the "evangelical" Christian movement(s) in the U.S., describing shared beliefs....

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Strange Bedfellows: The Jewish Establishment and the Christian Right

Publication Date:

August 1, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the political alliance of the Christian right in the U.S. (Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and others) with Israel....

Environmental and Economic Costs of Soil Erosion and Conservation Benefits

Authors:

Pimental, David

Publication Date:

February 24, 1995

Abstract:

Describes soil erosion rates globally and within the U.S. and assigns costs to them....

The Future of Biodiversity

Authors:

Pimm, Stuart L.

Publication Date:

July 21, 1995

Abstract:

Describes global rates of species loss and shows we are losing species at 100 to 1000 times the historical rate of extinctions....

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Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

Abstract:

Peter M. Vitousek and others, "Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis," BioScience Vol. 36, No. 6 (June, 1986), pgs. 368-373....

Economic Growth, Carrying Capacity, and the Environment

Publication Date:

April 28, 1995

Abstract:

Discusses the myth that economic growth alone can prevent environmental degradation. "The solution to environmental degradation lies in such institutional reforms as would compel private users of environmental resources to take account of the social costs of their actions."...
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