Tag Archives: political history

George McGovern and the Religious Left

19 Jul

Historian David Swartz here interviews historian Mark Lempke on Lempke’s new book on George McGovern and Progressive Christianity: George McGovern and the Religious Left

Narratives, Evangelicals, Abortion, and Ourselves

8 Jul

As historian Allison Vander Broek reminds us at The Twelve, we need to pay attention to origin stories–especially our own. (I happen to be working on a local origin story …) Read her post here: Narratives, Evangelicals, Abortion, and Ourselves – THE TWELVE

Violence against members of Congress has a long, and ominous, history

16 Jun

Historian Joanne B. Freeman of Yale University provides a thoughtful survey of the 19th-century past regarding violence against members of Congress: Violence against members of Congress has a long, and ominous, history – The Washington Post

A Historian Compares Presidents Jackson and Trump

29 May

At the History News Network, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe notes similarities and differences between Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump: History News Network | The Shameful Way Donald Trump Is Like Andrew Jackson

I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong.

15 Apr

“We Must Not Be Enemies”

10 Dec

Amitai Etzioni presents a thought-provoking analysis of contemporary society and culture from a communitarian perspective. Included in his analysis are some interesting comments on religion. Read his entire article at The American Scholar: The American Scholar: “We Must Not Be Enemies” – Amitai Etzioni

The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead

30 Nov

But Jesus-centered faith needs a new name. Christians have retired outdated labels before. During the late 19th century, when scientific rationalism fueled the questioning of Scripture, “fundamentalism” arose as an intelligent defense of Christianity. By the 1930s, however, fundamentalism was seen as anti-intellectual and judgmental. It was then that the term “evangelicalism” was put forward by Christianity Today’s first editor, Carl F. H. Henry, as a new banner under which a broad coalition of Jesus followers could unite.

More on “evangelicalism” now, from Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne in an op-ed in the New York Times: The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead – The New York Times

Enough Light

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." - Blaise Pascal

Lenten Lamentations

Preparing to Participate in God's Mosaic Kingdom

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Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Wirelesshogan: Reflections from the Hogan

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

The Way of Improvement Leads Home

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

the way of improvement leads home

reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life

The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

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Thoughtful Conversation about the American West

Northwest History

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

Faith and History

Thinking Christianly about the American Past

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