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America’s ”New Evangelicals”: Emissaries for the Common Good

By Marcia Pally Published in Die Welt, Oct. 19, 2010  In public discussion today, religion is a sorry sight, linked to fundamentalism, terrorism, and benighted threats to democracy. This is just what Europe’s Enlightenment predicted in its thriller-theory of modern history: nefarious religion tries to kidnap the Infanta Democracy who is saved by the Knight … Continue reading

America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims

America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims By Marcia Pally In the thinking and reflection that I suppose inevitably comes with the tenth anniversary of the 2001 September 11th attacks, I found myself reviewing the research on the quality of Muslim life, espeically in Europe where many of the attackers had been living, … Continue reading

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 malaise: evangelicals. It’s assumed that at least these “values voters” are getting what they want. … Continue reading

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 to US-American evangelicalism. My unnovel assumption is that not only religious practice but doctrine, as … Continue reading

Non-market Motives at Work in the Market: “New Evangelicals” in civil society in the US and Overseas

Non-market Motives at Work in the Market: “New Evangelicals” in civil society in the US and Overseas By Marcia Pally 2011  Telos (157):165-184 · DOI: 10.3817/1211157165              In light of the 2008 global financial crisis, a reassessment of the global market system seems to be afoot. If neoliberalism (too much market) yields the … Continue reading

Evangelicals: David Gushee and Marcia Pally

Evangelicals: Belief and Politics Today A conversation with David Gushee and Marcia Pally November 22, 2017   Professor Marcia Pally and Christian ethicist David Gushee discuss the meaning of “evangelical” and how that identification intersects with other social, political, and religious ideologies. MP: During the early rounds of my field research for The New Evangelicals, we spoke about the range of … Continue reading

Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History; U.S. and Evangelicals as a Case Study

Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History with the U.S. and U.S. Evangelicals as a Case Study By Marcia Pally Political Theology Published online: 11 Mar 2020 ABSTRACT Introduction Definitions and rubric An American case study American left-populism American right-populism Populism and American evangelicals Concluding thoughts References ABSTRACT Abtract: Populism is … Continue reading

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. Schwartz, John Schmalzbauer, and James Bielo

Marcia Pally

Marcia Pally

New York University, Fordham University, and annual guest professor at the Theology Faculty of Humboldt University, Berlin. Research interests: religion, culture, and politics and the intersection of language and culture.

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New Release: Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality

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Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality (2016), nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in religion.and selected by the U.N.'s Committee on Education for Justice to be distributed to “educators, academics, policy-makers...throughout the world.”

Mimesis and Sacrifice

Mimesis and Sacrifice (Ed., 2019), this edited volume by an inter-disciplinary and international groups of scholars looks at the ethics of how notions of sacrifice are used in contemporary life, from the military and business to gender relation and politics.

America’s New Evangelicals

America's New Evangelicals

The New Evangelicals (2011), a brief history of American evangelicalism and in-depth interviews of evangelicals who have left the right.