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 […]

The Tragic Irony of Populism

The tragic irony of populism is that once-productive, government wary anti-authoritarianism and community localism can distort into exclusionary, us-them suspicion of the “deep state” and “outsiders,” ending us at racist violence and the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol Building. Read more here

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 […]

Sam Perry, Marcia Pally, Dave Davis on White Evangelical Populism

Click here: Sam Parry, co-author with Phil Gorski, of The Flag and the Cross, Pastor Dave Davis, and Marcia Pally, author of White Evangelicals and Right Wing Populism: How Did We Get Here? talk about Christianity, the political right, and the future of America; hosted by the Telos Group.

 

Former Prez American Academy of Religion on Leonard Cohen book

David P. Gushee, Past President, American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics, wrote this about From This Broken Hill: “Marcia Pally offers here an immensely rich theological interpretation of the work of legendary Canadian poet-musician Leonard Cohen… It deepens my immense appreciation for the impressive intellectual range of Marcia Pally. This is a tour de force.”

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