• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement (Hardback)
  • Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement (Hardback)
zoom

Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement (Hardback)

(author)
£35.95
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/08/2017
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
When, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the US Supreme Court held that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution, Christian conservative legal organizations (CCLOs) decried the ruling. Foreseeing an "assault against Christians," Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver declared, "We are entering a cultural civil war." Many would argue that a cultural war was already well underway; and yet, as this timely book makes clear, the stakes, the forces engaged, and the strategies employed have undergone profound changes in recent years.

In Defending Faith, Daniel Bennett shows how the Christian legal movement (CLM) and its affiliated organizations arrived at this moment in time. He explains how CCLOs advocate for issues central to Christian conservatives, highlights the influence of religious liberty on the CLM's broader agenda, and reveals how the Christian Right has become accustomed to the courts as a field of battle in today's culture wars. On one level a book about how the Christian Right mobilized and organized an effective presence on an unavoidable front in battles over social policy, the courtroom, Defending Faith is also a case study of interest groups pursuing common goals while maintaining unique identities. As different as these proliferating groups might be, they are alike in increasingly construing their efforts as a defense of religious freedom against hostile forces throughout American society-and thus as benefitting society as a whole rather than limiting the rights of certain groups.

The first holistic, wide-angle picture of the Christian legal movement in the United States, Bennett's work tells the story of the growth of a powerful legal community and of the development of legal advocacy as a tool of social and political engagement.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700624607
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

I Let Him Go
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2018
Added to basket
The Wind in My Hair
Added to basket
Red Card
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2018
Added to basket
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Letters to a Law Student
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Just Mercy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Punch and Judy Politics
Added to basket
The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide 2018
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide & CD ROM 2018
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.