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A Definition of the “Religious Right”

May 11th, 2005 | 1 min read

By Andrew Selby

What is the “religious right?” All of a sudden western media is paying attention to this powerful, but oft-neglected group – with which, incidentally, I identify myself. Despite the increased coverage, little has been done to carefully define this term. Hence, most non-religious right people have certain stereotypes in their minds when they hear that term. Given the worldview of powerful people in most media outlets and the poor education in philosophy, theology and history Americans receive these days, that stereotype appears to me unflattering.

Dr. John Mark Reynolds has sought to offer a definition on his blog here. Take the time to read through it. I haven’t thought about it enough to see whether it adds too much or leaves out key points. However, on a cursory perusal, it strikes me as an adept definition.