The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123639
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134758 | DOI:
The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Social and Cultural History


Show Summary Details


This chapter examines the role of the Christian Right in politics in Virginia. It suggests that a Christian Right politics can be successful at the polls, but it does have its limits. This is because it tends to falter electorally if waged with utter impunity and a heavy-handed lack of finesse. Religious Right politics in Virginia has learned to flourish only by having its preferred candidates demonstrate a willingness to compromise and by shrewdly emphasizing the most popular parts of their conservative agenda.

Keywords: Christian Right; politics; Virginia; political candidates; conservative agenda

Chapter.  6741 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at University Press of Kentucky »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.