Right-Wing Political Groups and Hate Speech
Chapter 4: The Christian Right and the Left Behind Trilogy
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THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT AND THE LEFT BEHIND TRILOGY
This chapter examines the contributions of the Christian Right to the right wing in the United States. The Christian Right is not a homogenous group but it is defined by some distinctive characteristics. These distinctive characteristics are discussed by examining: (1) a brief history of the Christian Right that helps to understand their current beliefs and ideological commitments, (2) the cultural issues that the Christian Right have committed to in order to wage a culture war against what they define as a secular and dangerous society, (3) the movement of the Christian Right from religious and spiritual commitments to a commitment to change the secular and what they perceive as a dangerous society from within politics, and (4) a critique of three prominent texts that have shaped the worldview of the Christian Right (a series of three movies based on the Left Behind books of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins).
A Brief History of the Christian Right
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