By Andrew R. Lewis

The Rights flip in Conservative Christian Politics records a contemporary, basic swap in American politics with the waning of Christian the United States. instead of conservatives emphasizing morality and liberals emphasizing rights, either side now wield rights arguments as powerful guns to win political and felony battles and construct grassroots aid. Lewis files this modification at the correct, focusing totally on evangelical politics. utilizing vast historic and survey info that compares evangelical advocacy and evangelical public opinion, Lewis explains how the prototypical tradition struggle factor - abortion - encouraged the conservative rights flip over the last part century, serving as a springboard for rights studying and elevated conservative advocacy in different arenas. difficult the way in which we predict concerning the tradition wars, Lewis files how rights claims are used to thwart liberal rights claims, in addition to to supply security for evangelicals, whose cultural positions are more and more within the minority; they've got additionally allowed evangelical elites to justify arguable advocacy positions to their base and to interact extra simply in extensive rights claiming in new or multiplied political arenas, from healthiness care to capital punishment.

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