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The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics

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by Richard Jordan
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The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics by Richard Jordan

"The Second Coming of Paisley" examines the relationship between Rev. Ian Paisley and the leaders of the militant wing of evangelical fundamentalism in the United State in the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Northern Ireland "Troubles" in the late 1960's. The author convincingly demonstrates that it was exposure to the ideas and principles of leaders of the Christian right such as Carl McIntire and Billy James Hargis that enables Paisley to develop a militant brand of politicized religious fundamentalism which he used with remarkable success to block the advance of civil rights for N. Ireland's Catholic population. The author provides a full analysis of this background and sets it up as a framework for understanding the extraordinary force with which the Rev. Paisley used a religious culture imported from the U.S. to affect a radical shakeup of religion and politics in Northern Ireland.

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Size: 2.4 MB
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780815652090 (DRM-PDF)

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