In 2005 I began researching what was then called The Religious Right and the dangers inherent in merging political and religious power. Most people did not want to learn about it, partly because they thought its influence was declining. Here we are in 2022, and its heir – Christian Nationalism – has made it to the highest levels of our government and directly threatens our democracy.
My posts will focus on this for awhile. I will add resources to my site – links to websites, books to read, and national groups working to educate and to oppose this movement. Please scroll to the bottom of my blog and find the “follow” block where you can add your email and click “follow” to receive my posts by email as they are published.
Multiple Christian organizations joined together at this site – https://www.christiansagainstchristiannationalism.org/ – to provide excellent resources to learn about Christian Nationalism.
Vote Common Good created a whole video and discussion curriculum about Confronting Christian Nationalism.
If you like to read, I recommend all of these books:
- Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency, and the Devastating Legacy They Left Behind by Sarah Posner
- The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart
- Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
For broader background to this movement, here are two excellent books:
- How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America by Heather Cox Richardson
- Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean