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evangelicals



  • What Trump Taught America About the Bible

    by Peter Manseau

    The Bible is a powerful talisman for the majority of Americans, but Trump’s successful use of it these past five years suggests that, to many, it is a book whose content matters less than the one holding it; an expression of tribal identity as much as creed.



  • Stars and Stripes and Blasphemy

    by L.D. Burnett

    What we heard from Mike Pence was a white evangelical Christian swapping out the Savior for the United States flag.  



  • The Last Fundamentalist Empire Died Yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia

    by John Fea

    Although he oversaw tremendous growth at Liberty University and tried to lead in the culture wars, Jerry Falwell Jr. was unable to maintain credibility as a faith leader necessary to hold his empire. It's unclear whether any evangelical organization can succeed as a business and a theological enterprise. 



  • The Evangelical Left once Had a Home in the GOP. What Happened?

    by John W. Compton

    Evangelical Christians in the political arena today support conservative Republicans. It's not just because the Democratic party moved too far left; the leaders of the New Right purged moderate Evangelicals from the ranks in the 1970s and left the religious left without a clear partisan home. 



  • How Evangelicals Reshaped Elections

    In the early 1970s, many evangelical Christians weren’t active in politics. Within a few years they had reshaped American politics for a generation.