The Fundamentalist Moment

The Careers of Pat Robertson & Francis Schaeffer

Pat Robertson: A Life and Legacy
David Edwin Harrell Jr.
Eerdmans, $29.99, 442 pp.

Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back
Frank Schaeffer
De Capo Press, $16, 448 pp.

The word “fundamentalism” has come to mean the fusion of religion and politics. In America this means the Religious Right, a coalition currently overshadowed by the less religious Tea Party. While it is too early to speak of the demise of the Religious Right, it is worth noting that Pat Robertson’s 1988 presidential bid is now mainly history.

A new biography by David Edwin Harrell Jr., Pat Robertson...

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Peter Schwendener has written for the American Scholar, the New Criterion, and other publications.

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