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Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

David E. Settje


Christians today participate as a significant force in politics, asserting their historic role as arbiters of morality and ethics in the process despite being of very different minds about what that means. Evil Deeds in High Places examines Christian responses to the Watergate affair that brought about the debate over impeachment and resignation of Richard M. Nixon. It demonstrates how Christians contributed to the debate over this moral and ethical crisis, and reveals how the Watergate moment became a turning point in twentieth-century American history for Christian engagement with politics. ... More

Keywords: Christianity, President Nixon, Watergate, impeachment, morality, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803149
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Settje, author
Concordia University Chicago