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American Lament: Navigating the Apocalypse with Michael Flynn and Oliver North

by Dominic Sanfilippo Dominic Sanfilippo is researching political and theological polarization, conspiratorial rhetoric, and emerging fundamentalist influences on American Catholicism while pursuing a master’s degree in theological studies at the University of...

The Appallingly Bad History Promoted by Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Photo by Patricia Engler, via Answers in Genesis Sometimes this blog simply writes itself. A few weeks ago we ran a post on Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford, 2021). In this...

Hijacking History: An Interview with Kathleen Wellman

by William Trollinger Book cover for Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021). Kathleen Wellman is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of History and Altshuler...

The Appallingly Bad History Taught at Fundamentalist Schools

by William Trollinger Book cover of Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why it Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021) If you know anything about history, this post will make you laugh and/or cry. And/or make you...

The Bible Told Them So: An Interview with J. Russell Hawkins

by William Trollinger J. Russell (“Rusty”) Hawkins is Professor of Humanities and History in the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also author of The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy, which...

More Fun in Fundamentalism: Halloween is now National Evangelism Day!

by William Trollinger A screenshot from the Answers in Genesis Online Store featuring a National Evangelism Day resource by AiG’s Bodie Hodge. This semester here at the University of Dayton I am teaching my Ph.D. seminar on American Evangelicalism, with a...