• The Costs and Benefits of a Christian Coalition: A Response to Ralph Reed

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    1996
    Subject(s):
    Law, Religion, History, Politics and government, Protestantism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Ralph Reed, Christian Coalition, moral majority, American republicanism, 1 John, Politics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4vxf-ex57
    Abstract:
    This brief Article analyzes the traditional Protestant pedigree of the political teachings of the Christian coalition that formed the heart of the “moral majority” movement of the Reagan era. While applauding the coalition’s efforts to bring moral reform to American society, the Article criticizes one if its intellectual leaders, Ralph Reed, for ignoring the deeper theological foundations of Protestant political thought, and uncritically conflating conservative American Republican thought with the teachings of the Bible and Christian tradition.
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