NCR blogger and coloumnist Michael Sean Winters has just had a book published by HarperOne, a biography of Jerry Falwell titled God’s Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right.
NCR will review the book in it's Winter Books in a few weeks. That whole special section is devoted to the nexus of religion and polotics. Until then, if you want a peack at Winters' book, here's a review from The Charlotte Obssever, which I just saw: Falwell’s Moral Majority echoes in today’s GOP
Here's a taste from the review:
... For his help in bringing evangelicals to the polls, the Republican Party adopted Falwell’s social positions on abortion, Planned Parenthood and homosexuality, to name a few.
Unfortunately, as Winters insightfully points out, in linking Christianity so intimately with politics, Falwell may have succeeded in alienating a younger generation of Americans that may be rejecting his politics as well as his religion.