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Christianity



  • The Impact of White Evangelicals on U.S. Politics (Audio)

    Historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez argues in "Jesus and John Wayne" that contemporary Evangelical political views are a product of the group's embrace of patriarchal authority and power, a situation that will not end when Trump leaves office. 



  • The Long History of How Jesus Came to Resemble a White European

    No one knows exactly what Jesus looked like, and there are no known images of him from his lifetime. Art history professor Anna Smartwood House writes about the complicated history of the images of Christ and how historically they have served many purposes.


  • Trump and the Puritans

    by Martyn Whittock

    No one would ever call Donald Trump a Puritan. But the 17th century religious movement is a foundation of Trump's America.


  • A Founder of American Religious Nationalism

    by Katherine Stewart

    Christian nationalism today is a political movement, and its primary goal is power. Its ultimate aim, formulated by R.J. Rushdoony, is to replace our modern constitutional Republic with a “biblical” order that derives its legitimacy not from the people but from God and the Bible – or, at least, the God and the Bible that men like Rushdoony claimed to know.


  • Bodhisattvas and Saints

    by Ed Simon

    St. Josaphat is a particularly remarkable Roman Catholic saint, for he’s normally known by a rather different title – the Buddha. 



  • Which Way to the City on a Hill?

    by Marilynne Robinson

    A brief history of John Winthrop and the misconceptions of "A City on a Hill".