Slime-master: Inside the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’

Article by Gary Dorrien

Book Review: Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. By David Brock. (Crown, 336 pp.) Long before Bill Clinton trashed his presidency by lying about his adulterous relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the political right heaped scurrilous accusations upon him and sought to expel him from office. The litany of charges pervaded conservative magazines …

The Challenge of Conservative Theology

Article by Peter M. Schmeichen

At the very time when ecumenical Protestants are drawing closer to Roman Catholics, the rift within Protestantism is growing wider. The ecumenical and neo-orthodox movements, as well as joint participation in graduate theological education, have not brought the different traditions together. In fact, the gap between conservatives and the neo-orthodox and liberals is growing wider …

Ups and Downs of the Religious Right

Article by Leon Howell

It’s a puzzle: the Christian Coalition is fighting off extinction, but the Religious Right seems as powerful as ever. "Christian Coalition losing clout" headlined the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot on February 19, the day of the pivotal South Carolina Republican presidential primary. The article quoted Furman University professor James Guth, a longtime chronicler of the coalition: "If …