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Religious Perspectives on Marriage and Family (RLST 255) Mr. Montevecchio Mercyhurst College Ruether Ch. 7 Notes Guide Major Questions: 1. What changes led to evangelical conservatives politicizing in the 70s? 2. What two strains of conservatism banded to form the politically influential American conservative right wing movement? 3. How has “family values” been politicized and transformed into a conservative- dominated category? Chapter 7 I. Streams of American Conservatism A. p. 156 intro quotes: 1. “Much of the new right that arose after 1973 was not actually new in its components, but rather represented new coalitions of several constituencies of American conservatism” 2. “It also reflected the politicization of conservative subcultures . . .” B. 2 strains: 1. Right wing, free enterprise 2. Evangelical fundamentalism C. Both sides stressed a return to traditional morality and patriarchal family
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Unformatted text preview: structures. D. Roe v. Wade backlash E. Middle and lower-class women mobilized in support of conservative movement. II. Building the Christian Right as a political force A. Masters and entrepreneurs of mass media B. Regan Presidency 1. Moral Majority 2. Supported Regan emphasis on economics and foreign policy. C. Conservative Right turned back to domestic agenda in the 90s. III. “Pro-Family” Issues A. Pro-Family Act and Contract with the American Family B. Central Issues 1. Parents’ Rights 2. Abortion 3. Homosexuality IV. Conflict within churches A. p. 178, “Conservative and liberal Christians now have more in common with their counterparts in other denominations that with fellow communicants whose views differ from their own.” B. Americanism vs. Christianity...
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