This final chapter summarizes the book’s argument, namely that there is a long continuity in fundamentalist Christian engagement with US and world politics that goes back to the 1930s, that this political engagement emerged originally over faith-based opposition to the New Deal and was perpetuated in the Cold War era’s faith-based anticommunism. More significantly, it was Carl McIntire and his grassroots separatist fundamentalist followers rather than his more moderate and elite-oriented new evangelical rivals who forged a close alliance with Republican conservatives in the latter 1950s, an enduring alliance that fed directly into the 1970s emergence of the New Right and the New Christian Right.
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