Race, Xenophobia, and the History of White Evangelicalism with Randall Balmer

Dartmouth professor and pre-eminent scholar of Evangelicalism Dr. Randall Balmer returns to talk about his new book, Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right. He and Brad discuss how over the course of the 20th century, race and xenophobia have been the drivers of Evangelical theology and politics. Balmer explains how Evangelicals once invested in social reform, but over the last century have undergone a transformation at the hands of conservative political operatives and fear of ethnic and racial others.

Bonus: The open race-baiting of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign

Bonus: Balmer explains the Abortion Myth and how race, rather than reproductive rights shaped the Religious Right

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