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If God Meant to InterfereAmerican Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right$
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Christopher Douglas

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702112

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.001.0001

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Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence

Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence

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(p.25) Chapter 1 Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence
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If God Meant to Interfere
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Christopher Douglas

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0002

This chapter shows two epigraphs— Ishmael Reed's Black Power Poem and Frank Schaeffer's Christianity Is Truth Rather Than Religion— explaining the mutual attention with which emergent multiculturalism and the conservative Christian resurgence regarded one another. Though progressive multiculturalism and the conservative resurgence were regarded as simple oppositional terms, both were reactions against the vaguely religious liberal consensus on civil rights that preceded them. In addition, the two sought to reenergize specific religious traditions, with consequences for their communities and for the question of how those communities should live. The chapter argues that multiculturalism and the conservative Christian resurgence were mutually entangled responses to the civil rights consensus of the 1950s and 1960s.

Keywords:   Ishmael Reed, Black Power Poem, Frank Schaeffer, Christianity, progressive multiculturalism, conservative Christian, conservative resurgence, civil rights

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