The Jan. 6 riot shocked Americans. Maybe it shouldn’t have

AMERICA MAGAZINE POLITICS & SOCIETYNEWS ANALYSIS The Jan. 6 riot shocked Americans. Maybe it shouldn’t have. https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2022/07/22/jan-6-hearing-trumpism-243402 Marcia Pally July 22, 2022 A video of President Donald Trump recording a statement on Jan. 7, 2021, is played, as the House […]

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 […]

Evangelicals, Right-wing Populism, Trump: Not a Faustian Bargain

Evangelicals, Right-wing Populism, Trump: Not a Faustian Bargain Published in Theologische Literaturzeitung, Nov. 2019, pp 1084-1102. Introduction The 81 percent of white American evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump in 20161 drew substantial attention as it seemed that one of America’s […]

Pandemic Police Populism

Pandemic Police Populism By Marcia Pally  June 26, 2020 https://politicaltheology.com/pandemic-police-populism/ Blaming Covid 19 on the World Health Organization or on a lab in China and calling Black Lives Matter “radical leftist extremists” follow the American-populist playbook of responding to duress by […]

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 […]

Our post-pandemic future: What basics should be its basis?

Our post-pandemic future: What basics should be its basis? By Marcia Pally Religion & Ethics, May 24, 2020   What is needed to effect a change in our socio-economic and environmental practices? By what principles should we proceed after the […]