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Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States

Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry

Abstract

Taking America Back for God conclusively reveals that understanding the current cultural and political climate in the United States requires reckoning with Christian nationalism. Christian ideals and symbols have long played an important role in public life in the United States, but Christian nationalism demands far more than a recognition of religious heritage. At heart, Christian nationalism fights to preserve a particular kind of social order, an order in which everyone—Christians and non-Christians, native-born and immigrants, whites and minorities, men and women—recognizes their “proper” ... More

Keywords: Christian nationalism, religion, politics, United States, race, gender, Donald Trump, immigration, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190057886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190057886.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L. Whitehead, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Clemson University

Samuel L. Perry, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oklahoma