Immoral Majority

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2019-08-13

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Now a National Bestseller.Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if its their fault?In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement hed always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the 80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point?In The Immoral Majority, Howestill a believer and still deeply conservativeanalyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. The Immoral Majority demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its souland why its not too late to change course.

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Genre: Religious issues & debates

Collection: Broadside e-books

Type: EPub

Pages: 296

ISBN: 9780062797094

Additional Information

Genre: Religious issues & debates

Collection: Broadside e-books

Type: EPub

Pages: 296

ISBN: 9780062797094

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