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The Christian right's "dominionist" strategy

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"How much does it worry you if both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have ties to dominionism?" That worry crops up every election cycle. If people really understood dominionism, they'd worry about it between election cycles.

This "new" movement, the New Apostolic Reformation, is one strand of neo-Pentecostalism that draws on the ideas of dominionism and spiritual warfare. Its adherents display gifts of the spirit, the religious expression of Pentecostal and charismatic believers that includes speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing and a belief in signs, wonders and miracles. These evangelists also preach the "Seven Mountains" theory of dominionism: that Christians need to take control of different sectors of public life, such as government, the media and the law.

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