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The Nature of the Religious Right:  An Interview with Neall Pogue

by William Trollinger Image of Neall W. Pogue’s book cover for The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement (Cornell University Press, 2022) Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction...

The Christian Right, Dispensational Premillennialism, and Antisemitism

by William Trollinger  Bar Graph showing the rise in anti-semitic incidents in the United States: 2012 – 2021. Via the Anti-Defamation League. A few years ago I was interviewed by a reporter for a national Jewish publication who wanted my take on the fact...

The Pain that Fundamentalism Produces

by William Trollinger Anti-LGBTQ+ Protestors. Image courtesy of Getty Images. I was not prepared for the level of pain, hurt, anguish. I should not have been surprised, but I was. It was the winter of 2004. I had been asked to lead the “Winter Weekend Intensive” at...

Security Personnel at the Creation Museum: Rhetoric of the Persecuted Christian Right

Jules Carr-Chellman Jules Carr-Chellman is an undergraduate student of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. Raised in Northern Idaho, he is now an honors student with research interests in psychoanalytic critical theory, social philosophy, and existentialism. As a...

The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter Two

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s Facebook page, with a quote from the Gospel of Matthew and linking to a Fox News story. Image via Facebook. One of the distinctive ways in which fundamentalists make use of the Bible is proof-texting, i.e., pulling...

Teaching Environmental Issues in Christian School Education

by Neall Pogue Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction at The University of Texas at Dallas.  His research on the relationship between the environment and white conservative evangelicals of the religious right was published in April of 2022 by...