Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Jerome Someson


After a semester of research, I developed five questions to which I wished to find answers: I) What were the specifications of Jerry Falwell's theological methodology? 2) How did Jerry Falwell use this methodology to make political claims? 3) Was Jerry Falwell consistent with this use of theological methodology in politics? 4) Was Falwell's use of theological methodology valid? 5) Was this use of theological methodology congruent with the principles of our Constitution? The first two questions address the background information regarding Jerry Falwell's political and religious action. The final three address the relationship between Falwell's politics and theology, therefore comprising the critique portion of the paper. I feel that these five questions categorize and help address the larger question I asked before my research had started: why are conservative American politics and conservative Christianity so similar?

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Department of Philosophy and World Religions

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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