Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement

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UNC Press Books, 1997 - Religion - 330 pages
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According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right, such as the Aryan Nations, the Order, the Posse Comitatus, and elements of the Ku Klux Klan, are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position
  

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Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement

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The Christian Identity movement encompasses churches and individuals who espouse a white supremacist theology. Barkun's well-researched book offers historical perspective into the movement, beginning ... Read full review

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While the Christian Identity cult is numerically insignificant, its ideology informs and influences American racist powers of every stripe. Identity's bizarre conceptual stew stirs together peculiar ... Read full review

Contents

The Origins of BritishIsraelism
3
BritishIsraelism in America The Early Years 18701928
17
Semitism Saxon Federation of America 19281945
29
Creating Qirotion Identity 19371975
47
Christian Identity Doctrine
73
BritishIsrael Millennialism
75
Christian Identitys Millenarian Vision of History
103
Demonization of the Jews 1 Racial AntiSemitism
121
Demonization of the Jews 3 Satans Spawn
173
Christian Identity and the Political System
197
Racial Politics
199
The Order and Territorial Separation
225
Conclusion The Politics of Ultimacy
243
Epilogue Oklahoma City and the Rise of the Militias
255
Notes
291
Index
323

Demofliiotion of the Jews 2 Children of Cain
149

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Page 310 - Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972); a more compact account is by Winthrop S.

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About the author (1997)

Michael Barkun is professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is author of several books, including Crucible of the Millennium: The Burned-over District of New York in the 1840s.

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