Weekly On Tuesday For 3 Times
November 2, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ICJS Library and online
Is the United States a "Christian nation," a "Judeo-Christian nation," or a "secular nation?" This has been a much-debated question throughout American history. As religious diversity, congregational membership, and racial demographics have shifted, some American Christians have created a reactionary response, which includes violence, as evident at the Capitol Insurrection. Their goal is to "take back" and "restore" America's Christian identity.
In this 3-week course, ICJS Protestant Scholar Matt Taylor explored the theological and historical ideas that underpin the American Christian nationalist narrative, examining both the deep roots and the present-day realities of this Christian nationalist identity in the U.S. and consider the threat that it poses to American religious pluralism.
About the Instructor
Matthew D. Taylor is the ICJS Protestant Scholar and an expert on American Evangelicalism and Islam. He is currently writing a book about the role that Christianity played in the January 6th Capitol Riot