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To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations

Lauren Frances Turek


When American evangelicals flocked to Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe in the late twentieth century to fulfill their Biblical mandate for global evangelism, their experiences abroad led them to engage more deeply in foreign policy activism at home. This book tracks these trends and illuminates the complex and significant ways in which religion shaped America's role in the late-Cold War world. The book examines the growth and influence of Christian foreign policy lobbying groups in the United States beginning in the 1970s, assesses the effectiveness of Christian efforts to attai ... More

Keywords: American evangelicals, global evangelism, foreign policy activism, Christian foreign policy, overseas missionary agenda, Guatemala, South Africa, Soviet Union, American foreign policy, human rights policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748912
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748912.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren Frances Turek, author
Trinity University