Christian Nationalism Debates Exposes Clashing Views of Power

Daniel Silliman of Christianity Today reports that evangelicals are debating what Christian nationalism means in the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections. He writes, “Some Republican candidates are claiming the name, a best-selling book on Amazon argues that all real Christians are Christian nationalists, and a growing number of professional and amateur political commentators are using it to explain American politics right now.” Evangelical historian John Fea, however, wrote in an email, “It always uses the past to advance a right-wing agenda. I see Christian nationalism as a contemporary political movement, but it ALWAYS draws upon the view that the founders created a Christian nation and we thus need to reclaim, renew, and maybe even restore that Christian founding.”

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