Bibliografía recomendada a 16/11/2016. En rojo, mis preferidos.
Descripción del movimiento por observadores
Sara Diamond (1989) – Spiritual Warfare, The Politics of the Christian Right – South End Press – ISBN-13: 978-0921689645 – 292 Págs.
Bruce Barron (1992) – Heaven on Earth? The Social & Political Agendas of Dominion Theology – Zondervan Grand Rapids Michigan – – ISBN-13: 978-0310536116 – 238 Págs.
“In the context of American evangelical efforts to penetrate and transform public life, the distinguishing mark of a dominionist is a commitment to defining and carrying out an approach to building society that is self-consciously defined as exclusively Christian, and dependent specifically on the work of Christians, rather than based on a broader consensus.”
Sara Diamond (1985) – Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States – Guilford Press, New York – ISBN-13: 978-0898628647 – 445 Págs.
“Not only did evangelical Christians contribute significantly to Reagan’s vote totals, but New Right-assisted organizations Christian Voice and the Moral Majority took credit for routing a slate of veteran liberal Senators and Representatives.”
Frederick Clarkson (1997) – Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy – Common Courage Press Monroe – ISBN-13: 978-1567510881 – 286 Págs.
“Similar discrepancies between popular understanding and the somewhat hidden, larger purposes of the Christian Right leaders occur in every area – from the meaning of ‘family’ to electoral politics. The stakes are far larger than the question “how do we deal with fringe elements?” The agenda of the Christian Right is more astounding and dangerous to democracy than most of us are prepared to believe. The scale of change in american politics is more serious than has been generally reported. Political violence is growing. Armed paramilitary groups are forming.”
Clyde Wilcox (2000) – Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right in American Politics (4th edition) – Westview Press Perseus Books – ISBN-13: 978-0813344539 – 264 Págs.
Peter Singer (2004) – The President of Good & Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush – Dutton – Citat a Nihilism, Fundamentalism, Activism – ISBN-13: 978-0525948131 – 280 Págs.
“George W. Bush’s religious outlook is best represented by the Manichean idea of a force of evil in the world, with an apocalyptic Second Coming imminent. America is viewed as the nation divinely appointed to destroy the forces of Satan. This response, like that of Islamic fundamentalist groups, could intensify as calamity deepens, possibly including a resort to the use of biochemical or nuclear weapons.”
Jeff Sharlet (2008) – The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power – Harper Collins – ISBN-13: 978-0060559793 – 464 Págs.
“[Back in 1942] … the National Association of Manufacturers staked [Family founder Abraham Vereide] to a meeting of congressmen who would become students of his spiritual politics, among them Virginia senator Absalom Willis Robertson—Pat Robertson’s father. Vereide returned the manufacturers’ favor by telling his new congressional followers that God wanted them to break the spine of organized labor. They did.”
William C. Martin (2005) – With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America – Broadway Books – – ISBN-13: 978-0767922579 – 464 Págs.
“It is difficult to assess the influence of Reconstructionist thought with any accuracy. Because it is so genuinely radical, most leaders of the Religious Right are careful to distance themselves from it. At the same time, it clearly holds some appeal for many of them. One undoubtedly spoke for others when he confessed, ‘Though we hide their books under the bed, we read them just the same … several key leaders have acknowledged an intellectual debt to the theonomists. Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy have endorsed Reconstructionist books.”
Richard J. Weisman (2005) – Fascists in Christian Clothing: The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy – iUniverse – ISBN-13: 978-0595357376 – 278 Págs.
Chris Hedges (2006) – American Fascists. The Christian Right and the War on America – Free Press New York – ISBN-13: 978-0743284431 – 272 Págs.
“While a majority of Christian Americans embrace a literal interpretation of the Bible, only a tiny minority – among them Christian dominionists – are comfortable with this darker vision of an intolerant, theocratic America- Unfortunately, it is this minority that is taking over the machinery of U.S. state and religious institutions.”
Michelle Goldberg (2006) – Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism – W. W. Norton & Company – ISBN-13: 978-0393329766 – 253 Págs.
“According to Generation Josua’s philosophy, Christianity holds the answer to every public and private dispute. But because the American people do not yet accept this, Christian ideas need to be rationalized in secular terms. Ryun teaches thousands of protégés this rhetorical two-step thruogh online seminars, chats, and book clubs … Generation Joshua director is Ned Ryun, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush … Farris and Ryun foresee a government filled with people who think this way.” (p. 3)
James Rudin (2006) – The Baptizing of America: The Religious Right’s Plans for the Rest of Us – Thunders Mouth Press – American Jewish Committee’s Senior Interreligious Advisor – ISBN-13: 978-1560258933 – 328 Págs.
Randall Herbert Balmer (2007) – Thy Kingdom Come: How The Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America: An Evangelical’s Lament – Perseus Books; Edición: Reprint – ISBN-13: 978-0465005208 – 290 Págs.
Susan Jacoby (2008) – The Age of American Unreason – Pantheon Books New York – ISBN: 978-0-375-42374-1 – 387 Págs.
“The real enemies of liberalism and intellectualism—the religious fundamentalists and far right political operators serving as mentors to young Tom DeLays and Newt Gingriches—were conducting their education in the irrational, far from the media spotlight, and young radicals therefore knew as little as most of the neoconservative New York intellectuals did about the Other Sixties. The cultural realities of the decade, and their long term effect on intellectual life in America, do not fit neatly into either a conservative or a liberal political script.”
Kevin Phillips (2008) – American Theocracy. The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century – Viking, The Penguin Group – ISBN 0-670-03486-X – 462 Págs.
“By one count, the United States in 1996 had separate denominations: Presbyterian: 19 Lutheran: 32 Methodist: 36 Episcopal or Anglican: 37 Baptist: 60 Pentecostal: 241 Muslims outnumber Presbyterians or Episcopalians Los Angeles is the most varietal Buddhist city in the world Each Sunday Los Angeles Times publishes a directory of services that includes more than six hundred denominations.”
Sarah Posner (2008) – God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters – Polipoint Press – Associate editor at Religion Dispatches – ISBN-13: 978-0979482212 – 207 Págs.
Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby (2008) – God in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask About Faith, Life, and Business – B&H Books – ISBN-13: 978-0805446883 – 288 Págs.
“Reseña del editor: Blackaby believes that just as Jesus had businessmen among His original disciples, so may God be calling out business people today in preparation for a worldwide spiritual revival. However, while those in the marketplace may have excellent educations and access to world-class leadership seminars, they often feel inadequate in matters of spiritual influence. God in the Marketplace will help them better understand what the Bible says about integrating their Christian faith with their work lives and provide biblical answers to the common yet difficult questions that are often raised for Christians at work.”
Allan J. Lichtman (2009) – White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement – Grove Press – ISBN-10: 0802144209 – 608 Págs.
“Scholars have pointed out to the formation of Christian Right groups in the late 1970s as the political awakening of evangelicals after half a century of slumber. This interpretation is true only if we erase all memory of Spiritual Mobilization, the Church League of America, the American Council of Christian Churches, the Christian Freedom Foundation, The Christian Business Men’s Association the National Association of Evangelicals, the National Religious Broadcasters, Youth for Christ, the Campus Crusade for Christ, Wycliffe Bible Translators, International Christian Leadership, and the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade.”
Kathryn Joyce (2010) – Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement – Beacon Press – ISBN-13: 978-0807010730 – 272 Págs.
“The book probes a San Antonio–based ministry called Vision Forum, which began as a Christian homeschooling resource and now promotes “biblical patriarchy” through seminars and retreats. Members of the movement use militaristic metaphors and see themselves waging a war to win back the culture and rescue American society. The book lacks an in-depth historical account of the movement’s connections to 19th- and 20th-century American fundamentalism or its accommodation with modernity, especially its heavy use of Internet blogs. Yet future historians and journalists will owe Joyce a debt of gratitude for her foray into this still nascent religious group.”
Randall J. Stephens and Karl Giberson – The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age – Belknap Press of Harvard University Press – ISBN-13: 978-0674048188 – 384 Págs.
“Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, the authors reveal how America’s populist ideals, anti-intellectualism, and religious free market, along with the concept of anointing—being chosen by God to speak for him like the biblical prophets—established a conservative evangelical leadership isolated from the world of secular arts and sciences. Today, charismatic and media-savvy creationists, historians, psychologists, and biblical exegetes continue to receive more funding and airtime than their more qualified counterparts. Though a growing minority of evangelicals engage with contemporary scholarship, the community’s authority structure still encourages the “anointed” to assume positions of leadership.”
Sean Faircloth (2012) – Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – Pitchstone Publishing – ISBN-13: 978-0984493241 – 168 Págs.
Julie J. Ingersoll (2015) – Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction – Oxford University Press – ISBN-13: 978-0199913787 – 320 Págs.
“Strategically, the effort to bring the entirety of culture ‘under the Lorship of Christ’ has been two-pronged. There is the shorter effort to engage in electoral politics …The more long-term strategy is to ‘raise up generations of leaders’ with the skills and the worldview to ‘usher in the Kingdom of God’. This second strategy is deemed non-political … because it is not explicitly directed toward the transformation of civil government but rather the transformation of all aspects of culture and society.” (p. 21,22)
Tom Muzzio – God Told Me To Hate You: An Evangelical Minister’s Escape From the Clerical Closet – Territorial Enterprise – ASIN: B019ARV26O – 244 Págs.
Libros dominionistas y reconstruccionistas
John Rushdoony (1973) – The Institutes of Biblical Law – The Craig Press – ISBN-13: 978-0875524108 – 890 Págs.
“Freedom must be under law or it is not freedom … Only a law-order which holds to the primacy of God’s law can bring forth true freedom, freedom for justice, truth, and godly life … If men have unrestricted free speech and free press, then there is no freedom for truth, in that no standard is permitted whereby the promulgation or publication of a lie can be judged and punished.”
David Chilton (1985) – Paradise Restored: a biblical theology of dominion – Dominion Press – ISBN 0-930462-52 – 342 Págs. – http://www.entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/a_pdfs/dcpr.pdf –
“Our goal is world dominion under Christ’s lordship, a world “take over” if you will.”
George Grant (1987) – The Changing of the Guard, Biblical Principles for Political Action – Dominion Press – ISBN 0930462270 – 233 Págs. – http://megarapid.net/forum/t/22794.aspx –
“Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ — to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest. That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less… Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land — of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.”
Mark Beliles and Stephen McDowell (1991) – America’s Providential History – The Providence Foundation – National Transformation Network of Providence Foundation and senior pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Charlottesville; President of the Providence Foundation s Biblical Worldview University – ISBN-13: 978-1887456005 – 296 Págs.
Peter Wagner (2008) – Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change the World – Chosen Books – ISBN-13: 978-0800794699 – 224 Págs.
Ron Paul (2008) – The Revolution: A Manifesto – Grand Central Publishing – ISBN-13: 978-0446537513 – 192 Págs.
G.R. Jeffrey (2011) – The Global-Warming Deception: How a Secret Elite Plans to Bankrupt America and Steal Your Freedom – WaterBrook Press – ISBN-10: 1400074436 – 224 Págs.