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God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right
An acclaimed reporter presents the first major biography of the legendary, and divisive, conservative pastor who reshaped the landscape of American politics—Jerry Falwell. At a time when the Tea Party movement is dominating much of America's social and political discourse, the story of Falwell's Moral Majority will resonate strongly. Indeed, Falwell’s language may sound fa ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by HarperOne
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Riveting. I enjoyed this very much. If you have ever wondered how so many Americans are confused by the term "Christian", Jerry Falwell can be thanked. Looking back, the man was a genius at builidng the relationships that combined religion and politics and made that combination either palatable or abhorrent for the rest of us. To this day, the term "evangelical Christian" stirs up in most people an image of Jerry Falwell or some other televangelist or mega-church leader whether that's accurate t ...more
This book written by someone who did not think highly of Falwell's beliefs. However, he did a good job of conveying Falwell's convictions and a great job of how Falwell came to be one of the most important man in American politics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn more about Falwell or to those who like to learn hoe Christianity and politics can influence each other.
Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan presented a dynamic duo in combating creeping socialism and family decay. Many have tried on Reagan's cloak, but none has dared to follow in the footsteps of Falwell. This book documents the unique circumstances that fueled his popularity and the simple running out of gas that marked his stalling out.