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Believe me : the evangelical road to Donald Trump / John Fea.

Author/creator Fea, John author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Grand Rapids, Michigan : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionx, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The Evangelical politics of fear -- The playbook -- A short history of Evangelical fear -- The court Evangelicals -- Make America great again.
Abstract "Believe me" may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump's lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about 80% percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump-at least enough to help propel him into the White House. Historian John Fea is not surprised-and in Believe Me he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. An evangelical Christian himself, Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long-standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past. In the process, Fea challenges his fellow believers to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 193-219) and index.
LCCN 2018007625
ISBN0802876412 hardcover alkaline paper

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