If you want a recent glimpse of Christian nationalism at work, read the following transcript from David Barton’s “Wallbuilders” radio program. As many of you know, Barton is a self-professed dominionist and GOP politician who uses the past to promote his Christian nationalist agenda. He knows a lot of facts about American history, but he does not think historically about these facts. In other words, he is oblivious to context, change over time, contingency, causation, and the complexity of the human experience. Despite the fact that his work as a historian has been discredited, he still has a large following and his disciples include GOP lawmakers and most of Donald Trump’s court evangelicals. Those who still follow him believe that his critics–many of them evangelical Christian historians–have been overly influenced by secular ideology.The only disagreement I have with Dr. Fea is that in his post while analyzing the transcript he tries to make sense of a David Barton word salad where arguably no sense is to be made of it.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Fea's Latest on Christian Nationalism
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