- Democracy After Evangelicalism | A Response by Darren Dochuk February 4, 2022
February 4, 2022
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of five responses to Philip Gorski’s American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump.
In American Babylon, Philip Gorski has done the near impossible: marshal in one hundred tidy pages two millennia of political thought to explain American democracy’s current crisis. Though he insists ...Read more »
- Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion | A Review by Michelle C. Sanchez June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021
Yelle, Robert. Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.
“The goal of this book has been to reread the historical archive so as to reveal that what we call religion is an anamorphosis, a distorted image that can be seen properly only from a particular ...Read more »
- In Open Letter, (Some) Evangelical Leaders Condemn Christian Nationalism | Evan Sandsmark February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021
More than 100 evangelical leaders, including a number of influential pastors and seminary leaders, published an open letter today condemning Christian Nationalism’s role in the January 6 insurrection.
It is a good and necessary statement, and one that begins as it should: by clearly identifying the problem. “As leaders in the broad evangelical community, ...Read more »
- Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England | A Review by Kyle B. T. Lambelet January 25, 2021
January 14, 2021
Méadhbh McIvor. Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2020.
How is it, with centuries of political establishment, that Christians in contemporary England have come to feel that they are an embattled minority? Or, better, what does this perception of hostility sound, feel, look, and taste like? As brilliantly explored ...Read more »
- Why Nationalism Keeps Surprising Us by Slavica Jakelić December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020
Lepore, Jill. This America: The Case for the Nation, New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019
The twentieth century had its share of historians who, aghast at nationalism, abandoned writing national histories because they didn’t want those histories to become part of nationalist projects. Similarly incensed by nationalism, a considerable number of twentieth-century social theorists ...Read more »
- Solidarity Beyond Naivete by Slavica Jakelić December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020
If the 2020 pandemic is not to become “another tragedy of history from which we learned nothing,” Pope Francis warns in his newest encyclical Fratelli Tutti, then we need to turn away from the world as it is, fragmented and “bereft of a shared vision” for the human family, toward the world in ...Read more »