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  1. Jon Harris Jon Harris says:

    Not the most interesting topic in the world but very useful data and totally overturns the modern narrative about the Christian Right


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The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right [Read] ➭ The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right By Jon A. Shields – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Christian Right is freuently accused of threatening democratic values But in The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right Jon Shields argues that religious conservatives have in fact dramatically The Christian Right is freuently accused of Virtues of PDF/EPUB ã threatening democratic values But in The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right Jon Shields argues that religious conservatives have in fact dramatically increased and improved democratic participation and that The Democratic ePUB í they are far civil and reasonable than is commonly believed Shields interviewed leaders of than thirty Christian Right organizations observed movement activists in six American cities and analyzed a wide variety of survey data and movement media Democratic Virtues of Epub µ His conclusions are surprising the Christian Right has reinvigorated American politics and fulfilled New Left ideals by mobilizing a previously alienated group and by refocusing politics on the contentious ideological and moral uestions that motivate citizens Shields Democratic Virtues of the Christian MOBI :Ê also finds that largely for pragmatic reasons the vast majority of Christian Right leaders encourage their followers to embrace deliberative norms in the public suare including civility and secular reasoning At the same time Shields highlights a tension between participatory and deliberative ideals since Christian Right leaders also nurture moral passions prejudices and dogmas to propel their movement Nonetheless the Christian Right's other democratic virtues help contain civic extremism sharpen the thinking of activists and raise the level and tenor of political debate for all Americans.