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The Truth About Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe
Ever since the reelection of President Bush, conservative Christians have been stereotyped in the popular media: Bible-thumping militants and anti-intellectual zealots determined to impose their convictions on such matters as evolution, school prayer, pornography, abortion, and homosexuality on the rest of us. But conservative Christians are not as fanatical or intractable ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by University Of Chicago Press
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I really appreciated that the authors didn't treat conservative Christians as a stereotype . . . they really got into the nitty-gritty of what they believe, the differences between different denominations and social groups . . . I read this book because I come from a conservative background but am now liberal and I was trying to get some insight into what goes on in the minds of those who stay in those kinds of churches. Good information here, although sometimes plodding when discussing results ...more
Andrew Greeley was a Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist, and author of 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. For decades, Greeley entertained readers with such popular characters as the mystery-solving priest Blackie Ryan and the fey, amateur sleuth Nuala Anne McGrail. His books typically center on Irish-American Roman Catholics living or working in Chicago.More about Andrew M. Greeley...