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Making College Great Again: Evangelical Outsiders in the Age of Trump

posted on February 21, 2018

For Religion Dispatches, Adam Laats writes that American evangelical colleges have a history of conflict between conservatism and religiously motivated moral protest. In the 1920s, evangelical colleges began to define themselves both as centers for evangelical intellectuals and white Christian nationalism. “When today’s college-age white evangelicals move in progressive political directions, then, they are participating in a long tradition,” Laats writes. “As the history of their universities and colleges shows, thoughtful evangelicals have always questioned the connections between their conservative religious values and conservative political ones.”

Read at Religion Dispatches