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A Battle for Righteousness: Jimmy Carter and Religious Nationalism

Abstract Time magazine called 1976 "the year of the evangelical" partly in response to the rapid political ascent of the previously little-known Georgia governor Jimmy Carter. A Sunday school teacher and deacon in his local church, Carter emphasized the important role of faith in his life in a way that no presidential candidate had done in recent memory. However, scholarly assessments of Carter's foreign policy have primarily focused on his management style or the bureaucratic politics in his administration. This study adds to the growing literature in American diplomatic history analyzing religion and foreign policy by focusing on how Carter's Christian beliefs and worldview shaped his policymaking and how his religious conviction... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Jones, Blake (Author) / Longley, Kyle (Advisor) / O'Donnell, Catherine (Committee member) / Summitt, April (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American history / Camp David / Christian Right / Iranian Hostage Crisis / Jimmy Carter / Religious Nationalism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 313 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. History 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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