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The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are

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That Woman, from Michigan': Dog-whistling Christian Nationalists during the Late Trump Presidency

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This panel will explore the changes and consistencies in the political impact of the Christocrats, who are explained and analyzed in the original book, The Civic Gospel: A Political Cartography of Christianity (2009). The ways in which right wing religion (particularly the Christian religion) and politics have intertwined (preaching the Gospel is preaching politics) in many ways will be one of the subjects of discussion. The current historical moment is a time when the closing down of alternative discourse continues to gain strength, a time when dissent is equated to being Anti-American or worse a socialist, a time when surveillance is ubiquitous, a time when racism helps to win presidential elections, a time when freedom is given up for the sake of security, a time of pandemic when being a good citizen means being a good consumer at the cost of your health, a time when schools have become the place of information processing and warehousing. It is within this historical context the presenters discuss several perspectives on the civic gospel. These will be developed in the 2nd edition of the book, The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are.

This panel will explore the changes and consistencies in the political impact of the Christocrats, who are explained and analyzed in the original book, The Civic Gospel: A Political Cartography of Christianity (2009). The ways in which right wing religion (particularly the Christian religion) and politics have intertwined (preaching the Gospel is preaching politics) in many ways will be one of the subjects of discussion. The current historical moment is a time when the closing down of alternative discourse continues to gain strength, a time when dissent is equated to being Anti-American or worse a socialist, a time when surveillance is ubiquitous, a time when racism helps to win presidential elections, a time when freedom is given up for the sake of security, a time of pandemic when being a good citizen means being a good consumer at the cost of your health, a time when schools have become the place of information processing and warehousing. It is within this historical context the presenters discuss several perspectives on the civic gospel. These will be developed in the 2nd edition of the book, The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are.

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This paper is part of a chapter for a second edition to The Civic Gospel (2009). In the first edition, I wrote chapters about the Christian Right’s relationship to women as political actors, and gender progress, in specific cases. During that time, George W. Bush was president and the Christian Right had fully captured the Republican Party. This chapter reviews the political actions of the Christian Right under the second conservative presidency, Donald Trump, with respect to gender politics.

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The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are

Stream A: Curriculum Dialogues

This panel will explore the changes and consistencies in the political impact of the Christocrats, who are explained and analyzed in the original book, The Civic Gospel: A Political Cartography of Christianity (2009). The ways in which right wing religion (particularly the Christian religion) and politics have intertwined (preaching the Gospel is preaching politics) in many ways will be one of the subjects of discussion. The current historical moment is a time when the closing down of alternative discourse continues to gain strength, a time when dissent is equated to being Anti-American or worse a socialist, a time when surveillance is ubiquitous, a time when racism helps to win presidential elections, a time when freedom is given up for the sake of security, a time of pandemic when being a good citizen means being a good consumer at the cost of your health, a time when schools have become the place of information processing and warehousing. It is within this historical context the presenters discuss several perspectives on the civic gospel. These will be developed in the 2nd edition of the book, The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are.

This panel will explore the changes and consistencies in the political impact of the Christocrats, who are explained and analyzed in the original book, The Civic Gospel: A Political Cartography of Christianity (2009). The ways in which right wing religion (particularly the Christian religion) and politics have intertwined (preaching the Gospel is preaching politics) in many ways will be one of the subjects of discussion. The current historical moment is a time when the closing down of alternative discourse continues to gain strength, a time when dissent is equated to being Anti-American or worse a socialist, a time when surveillance is ubiquitous, a time when racism helps to win presidential elections, a time when freedom is given up for the sake of security, a time of pandemic when being a good citizen means being a good consumer at the cost of your health, a time when schools have become the place of information processing and warehousing. It is within this historical context the presenters discuss several perspectives on the civic gospel. These will be developed in the 2nd edition of the book, The Civic Gospel Revisited: The Soul of Who We Are.