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Evil Deeds in High PlacesChristian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate$
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David E. Settje

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479803149

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001

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Watergate and American Religion

(p.1) Introduction
Evil Deeds in High Places

David E. Settje

NYU Press

The introduction explains the historiography and importance of studying Christian reactions to Watergate. It details the specific Protestants studied, their backgrounds, and their general theological and political outlooks that informed their moral and ethical stances on Richard Nixon and Watergate; this includes a range from theologically liberal to conservative viewpoints, as well as a similar spectrum regarding political opinions. The introduction also provides an overview of the history surrounding these events, from the initial break-in at the Democratic offices in the Watergate complex to the resignation of President Nixon in August 1974.

Keywords:   President Nixon, Protestants, Christian, moral, ethical, Watergate, resignation

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