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All articles by Richard Pierard

Richard V. Pierard, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana State University and Gordon College,
scholar-in-residence and holder of the Stephen Phillips Chair of History
at Gordon College, Massachusetts, retired at the conclusion of the spring 2006 semester.

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November 2012
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Reflections on the tercentenary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

In this article, Richard V. Pierard, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana State University and Gordon College, explores the seminal thinking of Rousseau. Three hundred years ago, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the most complicated and enigmatic figures of the eighteenth century, arrived on the scene. Born on 28 June 1712 in Geneva to Isaac…

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Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

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July 2010
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Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2) Dr Richard V. Pierard, Scholar in Residence and Stephen Phillips Professor of History at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (2000-2006), concludes his exposé of racist ideas that have been infiltrating right-wing evangelicalism. There are three strains of racial anti-Semitism building on British-Israel ideas, although the mixture of these varies among Identity…

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Christian Identity – thinly disguised anti-Semitism

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June 2010
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Christian Identity – thinly disguised anti-Semitism

Christian Identity - thinly disguised anti-Semitism   Dr Richard V. Pierard, Scholar in Residence and Stephen Phillips Professor of History at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (2000-2006), describes a shadowy, heretical grouping infiltrating western, right-wing evangelicalism.   The materials of the Christian Identity movement are seldom found in public or research libraries, but they are…

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Holocaust Denial 2. The arguments

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October 2005
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Holocaust Denial 2. The arguments

I explained last month what I mean by 'Holocaust denial' - namely, rejection of the fact that, as a matter of deliberate policy, the Nazis killed some six million Jews, mostly during Word War II, employing gas chambers and other means to do so.I shall not attempt a systematic refutation of the deniers’ arguments,…

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Holocaust Denial-What it is and why evangelical scholars must categorically reject it

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September 2005
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Holocaust Denial-What it is and why evangelical scholars must categorically reject it

The Holocaust - the attempt by the German Nazis to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe - is the greatest tragedy the Jewish people have ever faced. It is also a Christian problem because most of the perpetrators of the Holocaust were baptised church members. The bystanders who did nothing to halt…

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