The Second Coming of Paisley
Syracuse University Press | Religious Studies | May 31 2013 | ISBN-10: 0815633130 | 328 pages | pdf | 2.21 mb
by Richard Lawrence Jordan (Author)
The Second Coming of Paisley is the first book to examine the relationship between the Reverend Ian Paisley and leaders of the militant wing of evangelical fundamentalism in the United States
Jordan convincingly demonstrates that it was exposure to the ideas and principles of leaders of the Christian right such as Carl McIntire and Billy James Hargis that enabled Paisley to develop a militant brand of politicized religious fundamentalism that he used with remarkable success to block the advance of civil rights for Northern Ireland's Catholic population.
Drawing upon extensive archival research, Jordan establishes a framework for understanding the extraordinary force with which Reverend Paisley used a religious culture imported from the United States to affect a radical shake-up of religion and politics in Northern Ireland.