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God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right

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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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Katie Ann
May 27, 2012 Katie Ann rated it really liked it
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
Tim Chavel
Jan 31, 2013 Tim Chavel rated it really liked it
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.
Robert Core
Mar 29, 2013 Robert Core rated it really liked it
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.
Beth Olson shultz
Oct 11, 2014 Beth Olson shultz rated it did not like it
I read most of this book. Very insightful, but I got bored and disgusted with it. And that is all I will say about this.
Rosemary A.
Oct 22, 2013 Rosemary A. rated it really liked it
Interesting and well balanced.
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