Why did so many evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a serial philanderer with questionable conservative credentials who seems to defy Christian values with his every utterance?
To a reporter like Sarah Posner, who has been covering the religious right for decades, the answer turns out to be far more intuitive than one might think.
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In Jesus and John Wayne, Kristin Kobes Du Mez gives us a good look at how evangelicals have changed the Jesus in the Bible through the decades. They present him now as someone a lot of us do not recognize.
Do people really understand what they are asking for when they say they want to live in a Christian nation?
In Kingdom Coming, Michelle Goldberg demonstrates how an increasingly bellicose fundamentalism is gaining traction throughout our national life, taking us on a tour of the parallel right-wing evangel culture that is buoyed by Republican political patronage.
Michelle Goldberg, a senior political reporter for Salon.com, has been covering the intersection of politics and ideology for years.
In The Court and the Cross, legal journalist Frederick Lane reveals how one political movement, the Religious Right, has dedicated much of the last thirty years to molding the federal judiciary, always with an eye toward getting their choices onto the Supreme Court.
The Dark Side of Christian History shows how the Church, throughout much of its history, has demonstrated a disregard for human freedom, dignity, and self-determination. It has attempted to control, contain, and confine spirituality, the relationship between an individual and God. As a result, Christianity has helped to create a society in which people are alienated not only from each other but also from the divine.
The Good News Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of "Bible study." But author Katherine Stewart soon discovered that the Club's real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their "unchurched" peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school.
The Power Worshippers Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.
For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society. America's religious nationalists aren't just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy.
The Reverend Mel White, a deeply religious man who sees fundamentalism as "evangelical Christian orthodoxy gone cultic," believes that it is not a stretch to say that the true goal of today's fundamentalists is to break down the wall that separates church and state, superimpose their "moral values" on the U.S. Constitution, replace democracy with theocratic rule, and ultimately create a new "Christian America" in their image. White's book is a wake-up call to all of us to take heed.
While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of "under God" to the Pledge, Faircloth, who served ten years in the Maine legislature and is now Director of Strategy & Policy for the U.S. Richard Dawkins Foundation, moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law...
‘Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors’ is a comprehensive resource for those who have experienced religious abuse, be it psychological, verbal, sexual, or financial. With authenticity, openness, and careful consideration of many different faith traditions, Connie provides a path to hope and healing.
The Fundamentals of Extremism reveals that it affects those women and children in Christian fundamentalist homes who suffer severe emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. It affects minorities, particularly African-Americans, and gays and lesbians.
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American Christian fundamentalists are working to change the laws of our land. Their goal is to force all Americans to conform to their strict religious ideologies.
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