“Let them have Dominion”: “Dominion Theology” and the Construction of Religious Extremism in the US Media

  title={“Let them have Dominion”: “Dominion Theology” and the Construction of Religious Extremism in the US Media},
  author={M. J. Mcvicar},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Popular Culture},
  pages={120 - 145}
  • M. Mcvicar
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
In the last decade, media coverage of “dominionism” and “dominion theology” and their supposed influence on conservative politicians has become increasingly visible in the US news press. Popular exposés using “dominionism” to frame the religio-political convictions of everyone from President George W. Bush to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann have proliferated even as journalists, pundits, and preachers have struggled to define the concept of dominion. This essay offers a critical history of… 
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