Robert S. McElvaine

Stories by Robert S. McElvaine

The Bishops’ Fear of Dissent

By Robert S. McElvainereligion historian At the last count, 68 American bishops have come out in public opposition to the … Continued

Resurrect Jesus the Teacher this Easter

By Robert S. McElvaineprofessor, author Nearly four weeks ago I caused something of a brouhaha with my call in this … Continued

Impeach the Pope

By Robert S. McElvaineProfessor of Arts & Letters, Millsaps College Enough! No–Too much! Amid all the justified outrage we all … Continued

Unbuckling the Bible Belt from the Legacy of Slavery

What is going on in the Bible Belt in this presidential year may be historic. Much media attention during the … Continued

Palin Should Address Disturbing Religious Connections

Forty-eight years ago this week, John F. Kennedy appeared before the Houston Ministerial Association and a national television audience to … Continued

The Purpose-Driven Presidency

Is Rick Warren the answer to Barack Obama’s religion problem? Or to John McCain’s? We may find out Saturday, when … Continued

Right Guilty of “Grand Theft Jesus”

“Be sure to tell everyone that there is only one way to heaven, and Jesus is the Way,” some of … Continued