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The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars by Lewis, Andrew R.
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The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars

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The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics documents a recent, fundamental change in American politics with the waning of Christian America. Rather than conservatives emphasizing morality and liberals emphasizing rights, both sides now wield rights arguments as potent weapons to win political and legal battles and build grassroots support. Lewis documents this change on the right, focusing primarily on evangelical politics. Using extensive historical and survey data that compares evangelical advocacy and evangelical public opinion, Lewis explains how the prototypical culture war issue - abortion - motivated the conservative rights turn over the past half century, serving as a springboard for rights learning and increased conservative advocacy in other arenas. Challenging the way we think about the culture wars, Lewis documents how rights claims are used to thwart liberal rights claims, as well as to provide protection for evangelicals, whose cultural positions are increasingly in the minority; they have also allowed evangelical elites to justify controversial advocacy positions to their base and to engage more easily in broad rights claiming in new or expanded political arenas, from health care to capital punishment.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lewis, Andrew R.
Published: 10/19/2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108417709
Pages: 288
Weight: 1.18lbs
Size: 9.54h x 6.43w x 0.88d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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