but what might be called a categorical immortality. Arabas is dead, but
‘the Sultan’ continues to rule the Saracens and harry the Christians, for
as soon as Arabas’ death is known, ‘the Sarazenes crouned sir Garsy’
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(491). Without missing a beat, the interminable conflict of pagan
wrong and Christianright marches on.
The exclusion of conversion in the Siege of Melayne distinguishes it
sharply from the other Charlemagne romances conventionally associated with it. In texts of the Ferumbras group, following
Demonising controversy in The Last Temptation of Christ and The
Passion of the Christ
attempted to stop the making of a gospel, or whether he was referring to some conspiracy theory about Hollywood being run by Jews is immaterial.
Part of the enormous cultural significance of The Passion of the Christ was its ability to become yet another symbol at the heart of the Culture War. Embracing the film symbolized the embrace of the ChristianRight’s conception of America, an America in which a deeply conservative theology could find confirmation and validation in significant elements of popular culture. (Poole 2009 : 198)
Gibson was on the side of
organisations dwarf those
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Same-sex unions in Canada and the United States
of even the largest LGBT rights groups such as HRC or the Task Force (see Table
6.1).1 The Christianright has been particularly focussed on the issue of same-sex
marriage since it came onto the agenda in the mid 1990s and has devoted significant resources to supporting state and federal legislation, court cases and even
constitutional amendments to prohibit same-sex relationship recognition,
especially marriage. Like their LGBT counterparts, Christian
of the spectacle of their past artistry and glamour’ (Flesler and Pérez
Melgosa, 2003: 152).
The discursive narrative of Festivals performances lies not only in the
mutual exclusiveness of the categories of Moors and Christians, but also
in an ‘essential Christianright to the land, while explaining away the
presence of the Moors as something temporary and inconsequential’
(Flesler and Pérez Melgosa, 2003: 154). Flesler and Pérez Melgosa use
the terms ‘guest’ and ‘host’ in order to deconstruct the social roles of
both categories. While during the Festivals both
comments highlight the
essentially dramatic way in which Pullman approaches storytelling. On
stage, it was the complex layering of visual narrative that is suggested by
his response to images in comics that was the strongest element.
Reviewers’ responses to the productions varied. Some deplored what
they saw as Pullman’s anti-Christian message, while others applauded his
militant humanism. This was especially the case when the shows were
revived in December 2004, following the announcement that the proposed
ﬁlm version of His Dark Materials would ‘pander to the Christian
, both Santorum and Huckabee sought to navigate the divide between the white working-class electorate and the ‘culture wars’ politics of the Christianright. They spoke in quasi-populist terms and pointed to the impact of economic forces on traditional working-class communities while at the same time highlighting and campaigning around moral issues.
The increasing weight of the white working class within the Republican Party's constituencies, the shallowly embedded character of the three strands that defined US conservatism, and the visible but
Culture, violence, and the transatlantic far right since the
, see Leo Ribuffo, Old ChristianRight: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1983); and Arnie Bernstein, Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2014).
8 For its founding principles, see Program of the World Union of National Socialists, “National Socialist Worldview,” no date, circa 1959, P300373, Political Pamphlets Collection, Northwestern University Library Special Collections, Evanston, IL.
9 See Paul Jackson
and the 19 million ChristianRight voters who purchase books like Pat
Robertson’s New World Order or the Tim LaHaye novels about
the end of the world now represent the single most influential voting
bloc in the country (Aune 2003: 520). George W. Bush is arguably
America’s first Christian fundamentalist president and many of
his senior officials, notably Attorney General John Ashcroft, share his
election, although remained somewhat reticent about their revolutionary zeal and vitality. Rarely patronising or patriarchal, Simpson struck the right balance between the party’s Christianright and its liberal soft centre-left. As Brett had said of him: he was ‘somewhere in the middle’ as far as the party spectrum was concerned. 60
Simpson often looked to the future in his speeches and for a reversal in the province’s unfortunate economic fortunes. He held firm to the gradualist belief (like his predecessor as leader, Tom Boyd) that a turnaround in the atmosphere in
view of the world – you
see examples of it, for instance, in America and the ChristianRight.
For someone who reads between the lines, what are
They are trying to find out whether there is a way
of working with language in a way that gives you enough of what you need and gives me enough
of what I need without either of us sacrificing on fundamentals. It’s as simple as
That is similar to the nothing is agreed until
everything is agreed approach?
Is there any