This essay attempts to gauge the impact of the New Christian Right (NCR), to draw attention to features of the movement and its environment that limit its effectiveness, and finally to offer a tentative explanation of the exaggerated responses to the movement. I suggest that there is an elective affinity between over-estimating the NCR and misunderstanding that body of ideas and propositions known (usually to its critics) as “secularization theory.”.
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- Religious studies
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)