Something To Be Reckoned With

The evangelical mind awakens

In 1980, the sleeping giant of American politics awoke. Evangelical Protestants comprise, along with Catholics (whom they approximate in number), one of the two largest religious blocs in the United States. The entry into electoral politics of a hefty portion of them as a self-aware Christian Right helped to ensure the triumph of Ronald Reagan and to transform and immensely complicate the affairs of the Republican party. The story is...

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About the Author

James C. Turner is director of the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton (Johns Hopkins University Press).