Meet the New Apostolic Reformation, cutting edge of the Christian right

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Gagné’s book is ‘a concise, authoritative primer on one of the most consequential religious and political movements of our time,’ said Frederick Clarkson, a senior research analyst at Political Research Associates (and Salon contributor), in a recent online discussion. While the NAR may be confusing to outsiders, Gagné shows that it’s knowable, Clarkson said, as the most energetic popular expression of dominionism, defined as ‘the theocratic idea that … Christians are called by God to exercise dominion over every aspect of society by taking control of political and cultural institutions.’”

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