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Studying the Right-Wing Juggernaut

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How did we end up with
Christian Reconstructionism?

Part One – Getting to Rushdoony & Christian Right Dominionism

  • 1517 – 1555 Protestant Reformation
  • 1517 Luther issues challenge
  • 1529-1536 Church of England – monarchy breaks from Rome
  • 1536 Calvin in Geneva
  • 1560 Presbyterians formed in Scotland
  • 1560s Puritans split from Anglicans
  • 1600s Calvinist Presbyterians – South –VA MD, NC, SC
  • 1600s Calvinists Presbyterians – North in NY, NJ PA
  • 1607 Anglican Church of England planted in Virginia
  • 1620 Pilgrim Calvinists settle Plymouth Colony in MA
  • 1629-1630 Puritan Calvinists settle Massachusetts Bay Colony in MA
  • 1634 Roman Catholic Church planted in Maryland
  • 1640s Puritans – English Civil War
  • 1648 Pilgrims and Puritans form Congregationalism
  • 1650s Puritans – English Oliver Cromwell
  • 1660 Puritans displaced in England by restoration of Stuart monarchy
  • 1681 William Penn Quaker leader religious liberty in Pennsylvania
  • 1735 – 1745 First Great Awakening
  • 1755 Separate Baptists from Great Awakening proselytize across South
  • 1766 Methodists meet in NYC as branch of Anglicans?
  • 1782 Unitarian-style churches begin to form
  • 1784 Methodists split from Anglicans
  • 1801 – 1820s Second Great Awakening
  • 1805 Unitarians claim Harvard from Calvinists
  • 1820s – Anglicans, Quakers, and Congregationalists oppose evangelicals – fade
  • 1820s – Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists embrace/split w/ evangelicals – grow
  • 1825 American Unitarian Association formed in Boston
  • 1830 Mormons founded by Joseph Smith
  • 1901 southern/northern Presbyterians unite
  • 1915 – 1920 Fundamentalists issue statements
  • 1950s Billy Graham revivals
  • 1950s Moral Rearmament grow with Cold War (Up with People)
  • 1974 Kanawha County book protest –  WV
  • 1976 Billy Carter says he is Born Again
  • 1979 Jerry Falwell – Moral Majority
  • 1988 Pat Robertson runs for President
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