BY MARCIA PALLY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR 06/29/22 2:15 PM ET Trump and Jan.6 epitomize America’s history of us vs them In yesterday’s surprise hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Donald Trump’s then Chief of Staff Mark […]

The White Evangelical Vote: An Irony of American Religio-Political Culture

The White Evangelical Vote: An Irony of American Religio-Political Culture Political Theology Network May 22, 2022 By Marcia Pally Why is populism persuasive and specifically persuasive to these religious Christians? Said another way, what makes right-wing populism seem, to deeply […]

Overturning Roe won’t end white evangelical politics

Abortion is not the only issue driving white evangelical politics. (RNS) — With proof leaking out that the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, many are saying white evangelicals have finally gotten what they want. It was the […]

Why many American white evangelicals support Putin

Why do so many of America’s white evangelicals support Putin? Marcia Pally 19 Apr 2022 Those who believe that America’s white evangelicals have embraced Vladimir Putin due to some fundamentalist proclivity for authoritarianism have the story backwards. Even though they […]

America’s New Evangelicals and Their Politics

Campaign Stops STRONG OPINIONS ON THE 2012 ELECTION The New Evangelicals By MARCIA PALLY The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2011 Though public support for both major political parties is very low, one group of voters is usually exempted from this […]

The Theology of Economic Justice & Creation Care: New Evangelicals

The Theology Behind Economic Justice and Creation Care By Marcia Pally Radical Orthodoxy: Vol 1, nos. 1&2, Aug. 2012; http://journal.radicalorthodoxy.org/index.php/ROTTP/article/view/37/16) Introduction: “The one with the most toys at the end wins.” This intentionally cavalier motto of neo-liberal economics has, in […]

Social Science Research Council: America’s New Evangelicals

Social Science Research Council Colloquium on America’s New Evangelicals Organized and Edited By Marcia Pally January 2013;  Click here  This series includes essays by Marcia Pally, John Milbank, David Gushee, Heidi Unruh, Joel Hunter, John Ashman, Bob Smietana, David R. […]

From European Calvinism to American Evangelicalism

From European Calvinism to American Evangelicalism By Marcia Pally Conference on Religious Ambiguities and Pluralities Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin June 22, 2007 As I understand my mandate today, it is to describe something about the evolution from European Calvinism […]

The New Evangelicals: Activism & Voting

The New Evangelicals: Activism & Voting By Marcia Pally Humboldt University, Berlin May 31, 2012 I’d like to begin by telling you a bit about how I came to be here today. In 2005, I was looking at evangelicals—practices, publications, […]