Neil J. YoungDec 30, 2015
We Gather Together
The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics
University Press 2015
In his new book, We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics (Oxford University Press, 2015), Dr. Neil J. Young questions the historical view that post-World War Two challenges to traditional morality led to a growing partnership among religious believers, leading eventually to the formation of a unified Religious Right. Instead, of emphasizing unity, Young shows how politically-active Catholics, Evangelicals, and Mormons managed to work both with and against each other, frequently highlighting theological differences even as they emphasized moral similarities. Through his rich and sensitive study, Young assembles an impressive amount of evidence proving his argument, making this an important read for anyone interested in the relationship between religion and politics in the post-war United States.