Against the Grain

The Marriage of Big Business and Christianity

It’s well-known that Donald Trump’s electoral support was disproportionately comprised of white voters.  But if you remove white evangelicals from the picture, white voters supported Clinton by a margin of six points. How did evangelicals become such a force in American politics?  And how did Christians—and not just evangelicals—end up supporting the interests of the corporate elite?  Historian Kevin Kruse discusses the alliance of big business and Christian churches.  He also weighs in on Donald Trump’s use of religious nationalism.

Resources:

Kevin Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America Basic Books, 2015

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