Fundamentalism: the new Christian right

Steve Bruce

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In the late 1970s, a combination of right-wing activists and leading televangelists mobilized a section of conservative Protestants to campaign on a range of socio-moral issues. Although the NCR attracted considerable publicity and was effective in a variety of local campaigns, it failed to achieve its main goals and evolved into a Republican party pressure group. Understanding why it failed allows us to see the importance of toleration and the division of the public from the private for maintaining social harmony in culturally diverse modern democracies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Volume 20
EditorsNeil J Smelser, James D. Wright, Paul B Baltes
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kindgom
PublisherElsevier Science
ISBN (Print)0080430767 , 978-0080430768
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2001

Publication series

NameInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences
PublisherElsevier Science


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