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Nativism and Politics

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195139860
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139860.003.0003
 Nativism and Politics

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Evangelicalism and nativism have been inextricably linked throughout American history. It is argued that evangelical Protestantism is not nativist; in fact, its theology runs counter to nativism. The theological arguments of four influential American Protestants on the political and cultural incompatibility of the Catholic Church and American ideals and political practice are presented.

Keywords: evangelicalism; nativism; evangelical Protestantism; Protestants; Catholic Church; religion

Chapter.  12819 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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