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"Although I find Lynerd’s characterization of the Christian Right unpersuasive (for reasons explained below), Republican Theology nonetheless performs a valuable service in highlighting the reciprocal influence of religious and political ideas, particularly in the early years of the republic... Lynerd makes a strong case that American evangelicals, while aware of the potential for tension, viewed each commitment as indispensable to the formation of a Godly republic."


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of a book review, as well as a response to the book's author, that was accepted for publication in Politics and Religion in 2016 following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version of the book review is available online at DOI: 10.1017/S175504831500067X. The definitive version of the response is available at DOI: 10.1017/S1755048315000681.


Cambridge University Press



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