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The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

 
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2019
 
Time:
7:00 p.m.
 
Description:
John Fea, professor of American history and chair of the history department at Messiah College, is the author of numerous books on religion in America, including his most recent work, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), which is a historian’s discerning, critical take on current American politics.

“Believe me” may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump’s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting a Christian heritage, the refrain has been constant. And to the surprise of many, a good 80 percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump—at least enough to help propel him into the White House.
Historian John Fea is not surprised, however—and in these pages he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. An evangelical Christian himself, Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long-standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past.
As insightful as it is timely, Fea’s Believe Me challenges Christians to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.—Amazon

 
Location(s):
Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT
 
Contact:
Anita Lewis
 
Contact Phone:
509.777.3270
 
Contact E-mail:
 
Contact Department:
History
 


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