Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842778852 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842778845 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only

For God's Sake

The Christian Right and US Foreign Policy

Lee Marsden

For God's Sake

Lee Marsden

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304 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2008  
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842778852 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842778845 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Religious fundamentalism is a powerful force not only in American domestic politics but also in the way America acts abroad. In For God’s Sake Lee Marsden investigates the way that the Christian Right have influenced US foreign policy, arguing that this influence will continue to fuel hostility against the country for many years to come. 

Marsden looks at how the Religious Right have exerted pressure on America’s powerful elite through campaign contributions, lobbying and policy-making, and are training a new generation of leaders to extend this influence into the future. Through the mass media, the Christian Right also help to spread American soft power abroad. For God’s Sake considers the negative impact which this influence is having on the environment, democracy and human rights, and considers how it has manifested itself in US policy towards Israel, Iraq and Iran. Finally, the book examines what the future might hold for the Christian Right’s political fortunes in the changing climate of contemporary America.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Preface
Introduction

Section One
Chapter 1 - Open Doors in the Corridors of Power
Chapter 2 - Spreading the Word

Section Two
Chapter 3 - Promoting Democracy or the Gospel?
Chapter 4 - Hijacking the Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance Agenda
Chapter 5 - Dominion and the Environment

Section Three
Chapter 6 - Blessing Israel
Chapter 7 - The War on Terror

Conclusion - From Here to Eternity

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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