Chapter 6 The Gospel According to White Christian Nationalism

Religion, Race, and Nation in the Trump Era

In: On the Question of Truth in the Era of Trump
Jeremy T. Godwin
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This chapter explores the intersection of religion, race, and nation, with a particular focus on religion. I will argue that efforts to address the question of what to do in the face of injustice and threats to democracy must take this intersection into consideration and specifically, that a broader definition of religion is necessary as a part of that process. First, this chapter briefly outlines some of the literature regarding Trump supporters. Next, I highlight some examples of pro-Trump media, including items of print and digital culture, exploring how these media reflect that co-constitution, followed by an examination of how our understandings of religion, race, and nation might be affected as a result. Finally, the chapter closes with some preliminary considerations of how to craft a response.

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  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Endless Babbling and the Contradictory Nature of Truth in the Rise of Trump
  • Chapter 3 Post-Truth in the Age of Trump
  • Chapter 4 Twitter and Trumpism
  • Chapter 5 The Populist Masquerade of Attributing Trump’s Win to “Economic Anxiety” among White Voters
  • Chapter 6 The Gospel According to White Christian Nationalism
  • Chapter 7 White Stupidification and the Need for Dialectical Thought in the Age of Trump
  • Chapter 8 Conclusion
  • Chapter 9 Afterword: Ecological Catastrophe in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


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