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God hates : Westboro Baptist Church, American nationalism, and the religious right / Rebecca Barrett-Fox.

By: Barrett-Fox, Rebecca [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700622665; 0700622667.Subject(s): Toleration -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Religious tolerance -- ChristianityAdditional physical formats: Print version:: God hates.DDC classification: 286/.5 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The history of Westboro Baptist Church -- The theology of Westboro Baptist Church -- The means, ministries, and mission of Westboro Baptist Church -- Cobelligerents in antigay activism: Westboro Baptist Church and the religious right -- Civility, civil liberties, and religious nationalism -- After Westboro.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The history of Westboro Baptist Church -- The theology of Westboro Baptist Church -- The means, ministries, and mission of Westboro Baptist Church -- Cobelligerents in antigay activism: Westboro Baptist Church and the religious right -- Civility, civil liberties, and religious nationalism -- After Westboro.

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Sociologist Barrett-Fox (Arkansas State Univ.) has written a measured account of the work and people of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) though strongly critical of their anti-gay stance. She demonstrates that, as hyper-Calvinist Primitive Baptists, their position is more broadly that "God hates the world," as a sign displayed in the church reads. She argues that by rejecting Westboro Baptist as too extreme, other anti-gay religious Right organizations can seem moderate by comparison. The strength of the book is in its explication of the WBC position's logic, given its premises. The church is also hugely successful at getting publicity by provoking strong negative reactions, goading opponents into being more uncivil than the WBC itself. Seen in that light, the anti-gay agenda is not really central to Westboro's message. Rather, it is the most effective way of getting attention at this moment. In the last third of her book, the author devotes much space to a critique of the anti-gay activities of the religious Right in general, which is not really germane to the different focus of the WBC. A solid, reworked dissertation on a famous, but very fringe, religious institution. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Beau Weston, Centre College

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