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White Evangelical Voters: Trump as Spiritual Leaderposted on November 23, 2020
For Post Alley, Seth Dowland writes, “Diagnoses of evangelical voters have frequently cited the priority of abortion to explain their steadfast Republicanism. But that explanation has begun to break down. Abortion did not even crack the top five most important issues for Trump supporters in an August poll.” Instead, for other explanations, Dowland turns to Kristin Kobes du Mez’s book, Jesus and John Wayne, which explores evangelical notions of masculinity. Dowland, an associate professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran, is author of Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right.