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The Resource Redeemer : the life of Jimmy Carter, Randall Balmer

Redeemer : the life of Jimmy Carter, Randall Balmer

Label
Redeemer : the life of Jimmy Carter
Title
Redeemer
Title remainder
the life of Jimmy Carter
Statement of responsibility
Randall Balmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses how the progressive principles of a born-again Evangelical Christian peanut farmer, which included racial justice, women's rights, and concern for the plight of the poor, won the presidency in 1976
  • "Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open religiosity and his rejection of the moral bankruptcy of the Nixon Administration. Carter, running as a representative of the New South, articulated a progressive strand of American Christianity that championed liberal ideals, racial equality, and social justice--one that has almost been forgotten since. In Redeemer, acclaimed religious historian Randall Balmer reveals how the rise and fall of Jimmy Carter's political fortunes mirrored the transformation of American religious politics. From his beginnings as a humble peanut farmer to the galvanizing politician who rode a reenergized religious movement into the White House, Carter's life and career mark him as the last great figure in America's long and venerable history of progressive evangelicalism. Although he stumbled early in his career--courting segregationists during his second campaign for Georgia governor--Carter's run for president marked a return to the progressive principles of his faith and helped reenergize the evangelical movement. Responding to his message of racial justice, women's rights, and concern for the plight of the poor, evangelicals across the country helped propel Carter to office. Yet four years later, those very same voters abandoned him for Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party. Carter's defeat signaled the eclipse of progressive evangelicalism and the rise of the Religious Right, which popularized a dramatically different understanding of the faith, one rooted in nationalism, individualism, and free-market capitalism. An illuminating biography of our 39th president, Redeemer presents Jimmy Carter as the last great standard-bearer of an important strand of American Christianity, and provides an original and riveting account of the moments that transformed our political landscape in the 1970s and 1980s"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 973.926/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E873
LC item number
.B35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Redeemer : the life of Jimmy Carter, Randall Balmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Election year of the evangelical
  • Stepping stone
  • Sunday morning in Plains
  • Appendix one.
  • Life and times of Jimmy Carter
  • Appendix two.
  • "Crisis of confidence," July 15, 1979
  • Jimmy Carter and me
  • The household of faith
  • From peanuts to politics
  • New South governor
  • He came unto his own
  • Redeemer President
  • Endangered evangelical
  • His own received him not
Control code
ocn853310543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465029587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310543
  • (Sirsi) a1744604
Label
Redeemer : the life of Jimmy Carter, Randall Balmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Election year of the evangelical
  • Stepping stone
  • Sunday morning in Plains
  • Appendix one.
  • Life and times of Jimmy Carter
  • Appendix two.
  • "Crisis of confidence," July 15, 1979
  • Jimmy Carter and me
  • The household of faith
  • From peanuts to politics
  • New South governor
  • He came unto his own
  • Redeemer President
  • Endangered evangelical
  • His own received him not
Control code
ocn853310543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465029587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310543
  • (Sirsi) a1744604

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