Christian fundamentalists in the UK: moral swords of justice or moral crusaders?

Dhaliwal, Sukhwant (2017) Christian fundamentalists in the UK: moral swords of justice or moral crusaders? Feminist Dissent, 2. pp. 118-147. ISSN 2398-4139

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This article considers two streams of Christian Right mobilisation in the UK – the Christian Peoples Alliance and the Conservative Christian Fellowship – in the context of neoliberalism and resurgent communitarianism. The article notes their roles as moral swords of justice in challenging a lack of local democracy, the weight of multi-national corporations, racism and hostility towards migrants. Conversely this article also shows how that same morality underlines an assault on women’s reproductive rights and enables the perpetuation of Christian supremacy and anti-Muslim sentiment within the context of a national turn to communitarianism and a discourse about British values and cohesion. The article concludes by highlighting the conditions within which these Christian Right organisations garner political space and legitimacy, the registers they utilise to make their claims and the specific aspects of their interventions and ideology that make them fundamentalist formations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abortion, Christian Peoples Alliance, Communitarianism, Conservative Christian Fellowship, Newham, Olympic Mega Mosque, Queen's Market
Subjects: 200 Religion > 260 Social & ecclesiastical theology
300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Sukhwant Dhaliwal
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 15:34
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 14:02


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