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MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

Thomas J. Whitley January 4, 2017 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Emma Green’s interview of Michael Wear, the former director of Barack Obama’s faith-outreach efforts, for The Atlantic has many up in arms. Wear is, as Green put it, a “theologically

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MRBlog | Religious Cover for an Aspiring War Criminal

MRBlog | Religious Cover for an Aspiring War Criminal

Charles Halton October 13, 2016 2

  By Charles Halton On July 28, 2016 conservative evangelicalism’s most prominent ethicist threw his support behind a presidential candidate who repudiates practically every aspect of Christian faith and practice. On October 9, 2016

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Why Place Matters – By James Bielo

Why Place Matters – By James Bielo

James S. Bielo January 16, 2016 0

James Bielo on Mark Mulder’s Shades of White Flight Racial inequality plagues America. This fact is central to our national story and continues to color contemporary lives and communities. For example, it anchors the

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MRBlog | Donald Trump and The Myth of the Evangelical Voting Bloc

MRBlog | Donald Trump and The Myth of the Evangelical Voting Bloc

Thomas J. Whitley September 30, 2015 0

By Thomas J. Whitley War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. We might add to this list of dystopian contradictions: Evangelicals support Trump. Or at least one could be forgiven for thinking

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When America Was Born Again – By Neil J. Young

When America Was Born Again – By Neil J. Young

Neil J. Young August 4, 2015 0

Neil J. Young on Steven P. Miller’s The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years In 1976, as Jimmy Carter campaigned for the White House, he flummoxed the reporters covering him by offhandedly mentioning he

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Divided by Faith – By Paul Harvey

Divided by Faith – By Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey March 3, 2015 0

Paul Harvey on Nancy D. Wadsworth’s Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing Nancy Wadsworth’s stimulating new work on the politics of racial healing came to my attention just as news about national

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Divided by Reason – By David R. Swartz

Divided by Reason – By David R. Swartz

David R. Swartz January 6, 2015 4

David R. Swartz on Molly Worthen’s Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. In 1994, historian Mark Noll published his slim but unsparing treatise Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Soon to

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First Impressions #20: Amy DeRogatis

First Impressions #20: Amy DeRogatis

Arthur Remillard October 14, 2014 0

Art Remillard talks with Amy DeRogatis about her new book, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism. DeRogatis is Associate Professor of Religion and American Culture at Michigan State University

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