The Impact of White Evangelicals on U.S. Politics (Audio)Historians in the News
tags: Republican Party, conservatism, Christianity, Donald Trump, Evangelical
The majority of white evangelical support went to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and it’s a voting bloc that continues to hold the attention of campaigns and political analysts in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
That support in 2016 was’t necessarily a transactional or a “lesser of two evils” choice. Rather, it’s “the culmination of evangelicals’ embrace of militant masculinity, an ideology that enshrines patriarchal authority and condones the callous display of power, at home and abroad,” according to author and history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez in her latest book. She also writes that it’s not a change that started with Trump, nor will it end when he’s no longer in office.
In “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation,” Kobes Du Mez explores Christian manhood, the history and culture of this group and where American evangelicalism goes from here.
comments powered by Disqus
- It Really Is Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster
- A Tale of Atomic Bombs and Paper Cranes: Harry Truman's Grandson Pursues Reconciliation
- The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II
- Florence Revives Medieval Plague-Era ‘Wine Windows’ for Contactless Service
- Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was 'Violent'
- Experiencing War Far From the Battlefield
- Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste
- Queens Powhatan and Pocahontas Democratic Club Considers Name Change
- Eminent Scholar of Early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, Dies at 97
- Manhattan Beach to Present Bruce's Beach History, Community Awaits Historians' Voices