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Conservative Protestant Politics

Steve Bruce

Abstract

This book examines the place and nature of religion in industrial societies through a comparative analysis of conservative Protestant politics in a variety of ‘first world’ societies. Rejecting the popular, but misleading, grouping of diverse movements under the heading of ‘fundamentalism’, this book presents a series of detailed case studies of the Christian Right in the United States, Protestant unionism in Northern Ireland, anti-Catholicism in Scotland, Afrikaner politics in South Africa, and Empire Loyalism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It examines the constraints that culturally ... More

Keywords: Christian Right, United States, Protestant unionism, Nothern Ireland, Scotland, Afrikaner politics, South Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Bruce, author
University of Aberdeen
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