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Studies in Postwar American political development Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
"While the Christian Right has long voiced grave concerns about the Supreme Court and cases such as Roe v Wade, until recently its cultivation of the resources needed to effectively enter the courtroom had paled in comparison to its efforts in more traditional political arenas. A small constellation of high-profile leaders within the Christian Right began to address this imbalance in earnest in the pivot from the 20th to the 21st century, investing in an array of institutions aimed at radically transforming American law and legal culture. Separate but Faithful is the first in-depth examination of these efforts - their causes, contours and consequences. Drawing on an impressive amount of original data from a variety of sources, the book examines the conditions that gave rise to a set of distinctly "Christian Worldview" law schools and legal institutions. Further, the book analyses their institutional missions and cultural makeup and evaluates their transformative impacts on law and legal culture to date. Separate But Faithful finds that this movement, while struggling to influence the legal and political mainstream, has succeeded in establishing a resilient Christian conservative beacon of resistance; a separate but faithful space from which to incrementally challenge the dominant legal culture by training and credentialing, in the words of Jerry Falwell, "a generation of Christian attorneys who could...infiltrate the legal profession with a strong commitment to the Judeo-Christian ethic.""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The Frankfurter adage (or, why legal movements need support structures) The genesis of the Christian conservative legal movement & the road not taken In the beginning : creation stories Human capital (or, "A generation of Christian attorneys") Social & cultural capital (or "credibility capital") Intellectual capital : preaching to convert, or to the converted? At the apex of the support structure pyramid.
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Description based on online resource; viewed November 5, 2020.
Available in Other Form
Print version: Hollis-Brusky, Amanda. Separate but faithful New York, NY : Oxford University Press,