“Putting the Bible or placing American history within the Bible, or suggesting the U.S. is a source of revelation, is seen by many evangelicals as a kind of heresy,” said HDS Professor Catherine Brekus.
Starting July 16, the U.S. Department of State will host its 3-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The event “brings together leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom, identify means to address religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, and promote greater respect and preservation of religious liberty for all.” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Vice President Michael Pence, and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are all expected to speak.
Kimberly Blockett was a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin when her thesis director, Nellie McKay, encouraged her to read a spiritual narrative from 1846 written by Zilpha Elaw, a free black woman who travelled up and down the East Coast of the U.S., even into slave states like Virginia, as an itinerant preacher from the early 1820s through 1840.... Read more about HDS Researcher Uncovers a Long-lost Rebellious Evangelicalism
America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. Journalist, author, commentator, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and Dr. Robert P. Jones, author of The End of White Christian America, discuss this seismic change, its impact on the politics and social values of the United States, and its implications for the future.