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Against Christian Nationalism: Essential Books [A Reading Guide]

Against Christian Nationalism Books

Here are a few books challenging Christian nationalism that we’ve found helpful as we wrestle with these questions about faith, politics and nation, and strive to be a faithful community of Christ’s followers.

The Flag and the Cross:
White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry

 

In this short primer, Gorski and Perry explain what white Christian nationalism is and is not; when it first emerged and how it has changed; where it’s headed and why it threatens democracy. They show how, throughout American history, white Christian nationalism has animated the oppression, exclusion, and even extermination of minority groups while securing privilege for white Protestants.

 
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7 Comments

  1. Sean Johnson

    Peter Leithart’s Between Babel and Beast would also be an excellent addition to this list.

  2. Joseph Dindinger

    So, Christian Globalism, then? Or are you suggesting Christian Localism?

    • C. Christopher Smith

      I’m certainly more open to Christian localism – a church is a local social body has a presence that bears witness in a particular time and place.

      On the other hand, I’m hesitant to just about any form of using Christian as an adjective, baptizing that particular system as “Christian.” To paraphrase Stanley Hauerwas, the church doesn’t have a social agenda, the church IS a social agenda.”

  3. Jane Spickett

    I would add
    The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide
    By: Pamela Cooper-White

  4. Check out Cross Purposes by Bob Welch.

  5. This is very new:

    The Religion of American Greatness
    What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism
    by Paul D. Miller
    Foreword by David French

    https://www.ivpress.com/the-religion-of-american-greatness

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