Evangelical History's articles

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Eighty years ago, C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape offered the following three-step diabolical advice to his apprentice Wormwood in The Screwtape Letters (1941), chapter 7 (emphasis added): [1] Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. [2] Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come to regard […]
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Brad Littlejohn offers the following rejoinder to Thomas Kidd’s post here at the Evangelical History blog, “Christian Nationalism vs. Patriotism.” One of the oldest and greatest of Advent hymns concludes with the haunting lines, Come desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind Bid thou our sad divisions cease And be thyself […]
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Historian Arlin Migliazzo’s Mother of Modern Evangelicalism: The Life and Legacy of Henrietta Mears is the latest entry in Eerdmans’s Library of Religious Biography series, edited by Mark Noll, Kathryn Gin Lum, and Heather Carter. I agree with the endorsers for this volume, who write things like: George Marsden: “We have long need a first-rate […]
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Here’s my latest edition of New and Notable Books. As a reminder, these suggestions focus on recent books in history, especially American history and religious history. These books certainly may interest fellow historians, but I also try to suggest ones that are accessible and (somewhat) affordable to students and general readers. Elizabeth L. Jemison, Christian […]
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This is a strange and enlightening account of where Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677, portrait above), one of the first truly radical critics of the Bible, may have gotten some of his ideas. Taken from Richard Popkin, “Spinoza and Bible Scholarship,” in Don Garrett, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza (2006): Starting with Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, “there […]
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The pro-life issue is elegantly simple. Ironically, this elegant simplicity is what makes the 2020 election such a dismaying choice. Most of the political issues we’re confronting in 2020 are enormously complicated. COVID is a generational health emergency, but how best to handle it? We don’t know. The health care system in America is broken […]
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Today’s guest post is from Perry L. Glanzer, professor of educational foundations at Baylor University, and resident scholar with Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. The greatest human evils and body counts of the past century—the Russian Gulags, the Holocaust, the Holodomor (the human-made Ukrainian Famine), the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Armenian Genocide, the Cambodian […]
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The looming nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice has renewed an ugly but persistent tradition in American politics: anti-Catholicism. Since 1517 there have been enduring and fundamental theological divides between Protestants and Catholics about tradition and Scripture, grace and works, the meaning of the Lord’s Supper, and more. Disagreement over theology […]
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I am teaching through Isaiah in my adult Sunday school class. History nerd that I am, I perked up in chapters 60 and 61 when the English Standard Version (and other modern translations) repeatedly uses the phrase “the wealth of the nations.” I immediately guessed that this phrase was the origin of Adam Smith’s classic […]
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Today’s interview is with John Turner, professor of religious studies at George Mason University, and the author of books such as the recently released They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty (Yale University Press). [TK] Your book came out in the 400th anniversary year of the founding of Plymouth […]

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