9780252084010-0252084012-Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

ISBN-13: 9780252084010
ISBN-10: 0252084012
Edition: 1st
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252084010
ISBN-10: 0252084012
Edition: 1st
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics comprising 260 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252084012 and 9780252084010. Since then Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Ezra Taft Benson's ultra-conservative vision made him one of the most polarizing leaders in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His willingness to mix religion with extreme right-wing politics troubled many. Yet his fierce defense of the traditional family, unabashed love of country, and deep knowledge of the faith endeared him to millions. In Thunder from the Right, a group of veteran Mormon scholars probe aspects of Benson's extraordinary life. Topics include: how Benson's views influenced his actions as Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration; his dedication to the conservative movement, from alliances with Barry Goldwater and the John Birch Society to his condemnation of the civil rights movement as a communist front; how his concept of the principal of free agency became central to Mormon theology; his advocacy of traditional gender roles as a counterbalance to liberalism; and the events and implications of Benson's term as Church president. Contributors: Gary James Bergera, Matthew Bowman, Newell G. Bringhurst, Brian Q. Cannon, Robert A. Goldberg, Matthew L. Harris, J. B. Haws, and Andrea G. Radke-Moss

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