Fundamentalism in American religion and law Obama's challenge to patriarchy's threat to democracy

Why, from Reagan to George Bush, have fundamentalists in religion and in law (originalists) exercised such political power and influence in the United States? Why has the Republican Party forged an ideology of judicial appointments (originalism) hostile to abortion and gay rights? Why and how did Ba...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Richards, David A. J.
Corporate Author: Cambridge Books Online (Online service)
Resource Type: Electronic Resource
Published: Cambridge [U.K.] New York Cambridge University Press 2010.
Online Access:Available for University of the Philippines Diliman via Cambridge. Click here to access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : defining the problem--The progressive recognition of human rights under American constitutional law--The fundamentalism of constitutional originalism--The motivations of constitutional fundamentalism
  • Fundamentalism in Roman Catholicism
  • Fundamentalism among Protestants--Mormon fundamentalism--Patriarchal roots of constitutional fundamentalism-- Fundamentalism in religion and law : a critical overview--Conclusion : patriarchy as the American dilemma : facing the problem of fundamentalism at home and abroad.