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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Thursday, 18 March, 2021

Challenging the commonly held assumption that the “moral majority” backed Donald Trump for purely pragmatic reasons, Professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez's new book Jesus and John Wayne reveals that Donald Trump in fact represents the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals’ most deeply held values. This cultural history of American evangelicalism explains why evangelicals rallied behind the least-Christian president in American history and how they have transformed their faith in the process, with enduring consequences for all of us.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Du Mez on March 18, part of the Religion and Complex Social Issues series co-sponsored by the Department of Theological Studies and Lived Religion in the Digital Age.

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