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Looking Back at 2018

by William Trollinger Faithland map, 2018. Created by Alex Egoshin using data provided by the Association of Religion Data Archives. 2018 was significant for the rightingamerica blog, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics featured, and the number of...

Institutional Religion: A Protestant Story

by Margaret Bendroth One thing that the #MeToo movement and the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings have made blindingly clear is that sexual harassment/abuse is not simply or even primarily a matter of abusive individuals. Instead, it is very much about institutions – be they...

Southern Baptist Fundamentalists Strike Back!

by William Trollinger It appears the battle in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is just beginning. And that is not a surprise. At the most recent SBC convention in Dallas the moderate (or, somewhat less conservative) forces seemed to have carried the day, with...

The Pain Wrought by Complementarian Theology

by Margaret Bendroth Today’s post is by Margaret Bendroth, executive director of the Congregational Library and Archives in Boston, and a historian of American religion. Her books include Fundamentalism and Gender, 1875 to the Present (Yale 1993) and Women and...