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Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

Believe me may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trumps lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about 80% percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump-at least enough to help propel him into the White House. Historian John Fea is not surprised-and in Believe Me he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. An evangelical Christian himself, Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long-standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past. In the process, Fea challenges his fellow believers to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history....

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Number of Pages : 208 pages
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Believe Me The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump An evangelical historian s critical take on the election In Believe Me, John Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past. The Faith of Donald J Trump A Spiritual Biography Based on extensive inside sources, including exclusive interviews with the President and Vice President, The Faith of Donald J Trump explores his rarely discussed, but deeply important, religious beliefs and relationships with leading Evangelicals. Donald Trump Wikipedia Donald John Trump was born on June , , at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, New York City, the fourth of five children Trump grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and attended the Kew Forest School from kindergarten through seventh grade. Is Donald Trump The Antichrist Kingdom Engineers So What Got Me Thinking Is Donald Trump the Antichrist Shortly after his candidate announcement speech in June , I was listening to Donald Trump DT in an interview with Anderson Cooper and he said he was going to take the oil to stop ISIS. Donald Trump does not want you to see this documentary A documentary that got little attention in the U.S., was so explosive that Donald Trump s lawyers tried to force the BBC to drop its broadcast. How You Can Cast A Vote For Donald Trump Return Donald Trump seems to take the best of left and right wing He is anti PC But he is not against social security I was for Ron Paul in , but deep down, I did not like the fact he would do away with social security. To Hell With Your Hatred, Donald Trump john pavlovitz Hell is a terrible place, Donald Trump It is a place where horrible things belong where ugly, vile, sickening stuff should go and never escape from It is a place where the violent and the predatory and the evil things of this world should spend their days Hell is where hateful stuff should call home Continue Reading To Hell With Your Analysis How evangelical support of Trump helped to The porn industry is getting free publicity every night on the news, and evangelicals are partly to blame. Trump For President Real Jew News Comments Brother Nathanael April , am Dear Real Zionist News Family God Bless You All May Christ SAVE America Trump has some good things to say, mostly about jobs and rebuilding America. Trump, Pence and many evangelical leaders mourn Billy During Friday s service, Franklin Graham noted Trump and Pence s presence, but he did not touch on politics in his keynote address Instead he channeled the gospel message that his father preached for so many years, that people have sinned and need to repent and turn to Jesus as their savior.

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump Reviews

  • Jared Wilson

    I've struggled to understand for two years now the (white) evangelical turnabout -- or apparent turnabout, I suppose -- on matters of character, ethics, and witness in relation to the overwhelming support for now-President Donald Trump. As a child of the 80's I recall how adamantly it was ground into us that "character matters," that principle trumps party (pardon the pun). Well, John Fea's book is an accessible, thoughtful, and deft analysis of the deep, deep roots of nationalism, racism, and m ...more

  • Ashley

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was revelatory to me as someone with more than a cursory knowledge of both American politics and right-wing zealots. However, I found that ultimately, whether because of his evangelical roots, blindspots due to his part ...more

  • D.L. Mayfield

    This is a book that can be read by the vast majority of evangelicals I know--which makes it perfectly suited to ask the question I wish we had been asking all along. What if we replaced fear with hope? The lust for power with the quest for humility? Nostalgia with accurate history? These are deep questions with incredible theological and ethical implications, the likes of which we need to see teased out more in the public sector. But I was very impressed at Fea's ability to look evangelicalism's ...more

  • Joel Mitchell

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling “Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!”. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians to vote for a profane, lecherous bully…but it’s okay because “we’re voting for a commander in chief, not a pastor in chief and he’s going to appoint such good supreme court justices.” Major cognitive dissonance! This bo ...more

  • Kim

    Excellent book

  • Eric Manuel

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evangelicalism have scratched their heads to try to understand why this has happened, in light of many of the moral and policy decisions that have been made by Trump. John Fea’s “Believe Me : The Evangelical Road to Dona ...more