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We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Neil J. Young

Abstract

This book explores the history of conservative evangelical, Mormon, and Catholic responses to the ecumenical movement and the debates among them concerning questions of Christian unity, the Bible, and the role of religion in American public life from the 1950s to present. Even as Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals spurned the ecumenical movement and insisted on their respective faiths as the only authentic path to salvation, they found themselves increasingly aligned against the cultural and political changes sweeping the nation in the 1960s and 1970s. Recognizing each other as defenders of ... More

Keywords: ecumenism, evangelical, Mormon, Catholic, conservatism, Religious Right, interfaith relations, religion in politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199738984
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil J. Young, author
Lecturer in History, Princeton University, New York, NY