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For God's Sake: The Christian Right and US Foreign Policy
by Lee Marsden
Religious fundamentalism and it's role in US foreign policy is seemingly unstoppable.In For God's Sake, Lee Marsden argues that the religious "core values" of middle America have potentially disastrous consequences for the United States and the world in the coming century.Marsden looks at how the religious right has gained its influence with America's powerful elite throug ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Zed Books
(first published 2008)
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This book promised to ‘consider the Christian Right on their own terms rather than seeking the evidence to support preconceived ideas’, which is usually the approach for the topic. It did not completely fulfill this promise, but was written in a much more academic and neutral way than any other book I’ve read about this. From the very beginning it makes the important distinction that what is called ‘the Christian Right’ is by no means a monolithic entity, but rather many, many diverse groups, su ...more
Lee Marsden is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of East Anglia. His research interests include US foreign policy, democratization and the increasing influence of religion in international relations. Before entering academia Marsden was an ordained minister in the Word of Faith movement. He has published several articles on human rights in the Middle East and relations between the Muslim wo ...moreMore about Lee Marsden...