Best History of Religion & Politics Books
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1. Socialists Don't Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall
Author: by Cheryl K. Chumley
Published at: Humanix Books (September 22, 2020)
Socialists Don’t Sleep is about all the sneaky ways the secular left has pressed Socialism into American politics and life AND WHY CHRISTIANS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN STOP IT! “Socialists Don’t Sleep is one of those timely books that just points out the roots of what’s gone wrong in America, how we can get our country back on track to what founders envisioned and the Judeo-Christian community that holds the key to America’s long-term successes.” Gov.
Mike Huckabee, New York Times Bestselling author & Host of Huckabee Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when it comes to socialism in America, these two aren’t the problem.Per se. They’re simply symptoms of the real problems that usher in Socialism: a dysfunctional entitlement-minded society, a propaganda-pushing school system, a decayed culture, a sieve-like border.
As Cheryl Chumley points out in Socialists Don’t Sleep, we can’t root out socialism unless we first address the real problems. Michael Savage, New York Times Bestselling author & host of The Savage Nation Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall tells how America has gone from a country of rights coming from God NOT government to a country that embraces Socialism where the US government is now expected to pretty much provide from cradle to the grave.Cheryl K.
2. The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution
Author: by Carl R. Trueman
Published at: Crossway (November 10, 2020)
Carl Trueman explains modernity to the church, with depth, clarity, and force. The significance of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self … Is hard to overstate. Rod Dreher, from the Foreword Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v.
Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trendsyet no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of the self. In this timely book, Carl Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptomrather than the causeof the human search for identity.
Trueman surveys the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture in humanity’s ever-changing quest for identity.
3. DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America
Author: by David Horowitz
Published at: Humanix Books (March 5, 2019)
“Read this disturbing but vital book.” Tucker Carlson One of the most intellectually compelling and rational defenses of Christianity’s role in America.” Gov Mike Huckabee “Exposes the intolerance of many atheists toward those who believe in God. As a Jewish agnostic, I think it is imperative that disbelievers not demonize believers and that believers not demonize disbelievers.” Alan Dershowitz DARK AGENDA is an extraordinary look into the left’s calculated efforts to create a godless, heathen American society and how these efforts must be stopped.
And it is written by David Horowitz, a Jew. A New York Times bestselling author and leading conservative thinker, Horowitz warns that the rising attacks on Christians and their beliefs threaten all Americans including Jews like himself. The liberal establishment and their radical allies envision a new millennium in which Christianity is banished, Horowitz argues.
He says that Judeo-Christian values are at the very root of America’s democracy. Kill off such values and all of our freedoms could perish. In Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America, Horowitz examines how our elites increasingly secular and atheist are pushing a radical agenda: How the left trashes Christian doctrines critical to the American Republic, much like radical Islam’s war on infidel cultures like ours.
4. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
Author: by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Published at: Liveright; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2020)
A scholar of American Christianity presents a seventy-five-year history of evangelicalism that identifies the forces that have turned Donald Trump into a hero of the Religious Right. How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016?
And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate’s staunchest supporters? These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne, which delves beyond facile headlines to explain how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured political moment.
Challenging the commonly held assumption that the moral majority backed Donald Trump for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Donald Trump in fact represents the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals’ most deeply held values. Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping account of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, showing how American evangelicals have worked for decades to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism, or in the words of one modern chaplain, with a spiritual badass.
5. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Author: by Jonathan Haidt
Published at: Vintage; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2013)
The bestseller that challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alikea landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself (The New York Times Book Review). Drawing on his twenty-five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings.
He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts.
If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.
6. How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice
Author: by Jemar Tisby
Zondervan (January 5, 2021)
Racism is pervasive in today’s world, and many are complicit in the failure to confront its evils. Jemar Tisby, author of the award-winning The Color of Compromise, believes we need to move beyond mere discussions about racism and begin equipping people with the practical tools to fight against it.
How to Fight Racism is a handbook for pursuing racial justice with hands-on suggestions bolstered by real-world examples of change. Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism in our relationships and in everyday life through a simple framework-the A.R.C.
Of Racial Justice-that helps readers consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist action. This book is for anyone who believes it is time to stop compromising with racism and courageously confront it. Tisby roots the ultimate solution to racism in the Christian faith as we embrace the implications of what Jesus taught his followers.
Beginning in the church, he provides an opportunity to be part of the solution and suggests that the application of these principles can offer us hope that will transform our nation and the world. Tisby encourages us to reject passivity and become active participants in the struggle for human dignity across racial and ethnic lines.
7. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
Author: by Jemar Tisby
Zondervan (January 7, 2020)
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller! An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically-up to the present day-worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.
The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.
The Color of Compromise:Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America’s early colonial days through slavery and the Civil WarCovers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today’s Black Lives Matter movementReveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about meaningful integrationCharts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate actionIs a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learnersThe Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians.
8. Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future
Author: by Pope Francis
Published at: Simon & Schuster (December 1, 2020)
In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we mustand how we canmake the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now. In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before.
He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy, and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain.
He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. With unprecedented candor, he reveals how three crises in his own life changed him dramatically for the better.
By its very nature, he shows, crisis presents us with a choice: we make a grievous error if we try to return to some pre-crisis state. But if we have the courage to change, we can emerge from the crisis better than before.
9. The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: by James H. Cone
Published at: Orbis; Reprint edition (January 1, 2013)
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.
Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death, the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death.
For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era.
10. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
Author: by Benjamin M. Friedman
Published at: Knopf; 1st Edition (January 26, 2021)
From one of the nation’s preeminent experts on economic policy, a major reassessment of the foundations of modern economic thinking that explores the profound influence of an until-now unrecognized force-religion. Critics of contemporary economics complain that belief in free markets-among economists as well as many ordinary citizens-is a form of religion.
And, it turns out, that in a deeper, more historically grounded sense there is something to that idea. Contrary to the conventional historical view of economics as an entirely secular product of the Enlightenment, Benjamin M. Friedman demonstrates that religion exerted a powerful influence from the outset.
Friedman makes clear how the foundational transition in thinking about what we now call economics, beginning in the eighteenth century, was decisively shaped by the hotly contended lines of religious thought within the English-speaking Protestant world. Beliefs about God-given human character, about the after-life, and about the purpose of our existence, were all under scrutiny in the world in which Adam Smith and his contemporaries lived.
11. LAWLESS:End Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist
Author: by Terry James
Published at: Defender (October 15, 2020)
Today, chaos and turmoil inflame daily life within the fever of uncertainty. Geopolitical and cultural/societal upheaval tear at the heart of America and the world. Much of humanity is in a state of growing rage, while an infinitesimally small enemy visible only under powerful microscopes holds populations in its fear-paralyzing, pandemic grip.
12. White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
Author: by Robert P. Jones
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (July 28, 2020)
Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, and issues an urgent call for white Christians to reckon with this legacy for the sake of themselves and the nation.
As the nation grapples with demographic changes and the legacy of racism in America, Christianity’s role as a cornerstone of white supremacy has been largely overlooked. But white Christiansfrom evangelicals in the South to mainline Protestants in the Midwest and Catholics in the Northeasthave not just been complacent or complicit; rather, as the dominant cultural power, they have constructed and sustained a project of protecting white supremacy and opposing black equality that has framed the entire American story.
With his family’s 1815 Bible in one hand and contemporary public opinion surveys by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in the other, Robert P. Jones delivers a groundbreaking analysis of the repressed history of the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and white supremacy.
13. Shadowland: From Jeffrey Epstein to the Clintons, from Obama and Biden to the Occult Elite: Exposing the Deep-State Actors at War with Christianity, Donald Trump, and America's Destiny
Author: by Thomas Horn
Published at: Defender; Illustrated edition (March 2, 2020)
Shadowland soberly and frighteningly exposes occult influences hidden especially within Washington s Deep State and modern culture. From Jeffrey Epstein to the Clintons from Obama and Biden to the Occult Elite Dr. Thomas Horn uncovers terrifying realities behind today s polarizing culture war and the energies operating behind the contest for dominance over values, beliefs, and religious practices.
Now, for the first time ever, readers will discover: Occult practices and enthroned Egregores over the mysterious shadow empire Diabolical body count lists and sacrificed whistleblowers Jeffrey Epstein and Shadowland s deals with the Devil Hillary Clinton and the bizarre effort to summon Antichrist Whether some in Christianity have joined Luciferian objectives What really was behind the Russia Hoax and Trump impeachment effort Shocking facts about Obama and his so-called Birth Certificate Contrasting visions for America Progressives vs.
Conservatives and much more!
14. Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States
Author: by Andrew L. Whitehead
Published at: Oxford University Press (March 2, 2020)
Why do so many conservative Christians continue to support Donald Trump despite his many overt moral failings? Why do many Americans advocate so vehemently for xenophobic policies, such as a border wall with Mexico? Why do many Americans seem so unwilling to acknowledge the injustices that ethnic and racial minorities experience in the United States?
Why do a sizeable proportion of Americans continue to oppose women’s equality in the workplace and in the home? To answer these questions, Taking America Back for God points to the phenomenon of “Christian nationalism,” the belief that the United States is-and should be-a Christian nation.
Christian ideals and symbols have long played an important role in American public life, but Christian nationalism is about far more than whether the phrase “under God” belongs in the pledge of allegiance. At its heart, Christian nationalism demands that we must preserve a particular kind of social order, an order in which everyone-Christians and non-Christians, native-born and immigrants, whites and minorities, men and women recognizes their “proper” place in society.
15. The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them
Author: by Vince Everett Ellison
Published at: Outskirts Press (October 6, 2019)
To save America and the world, Conservatives must first answer this one very important question: Why do the vast majority of Christian African Americans vote for the Atheist/Anti-Christian, Liberal Democrat Party? This book answers that question. Why is this important?
The answering of this question and the implementation of the suggested remedies will greatly improve America’s chances of ushering in an enlightened era of freedom and prosperity, while critically damaging its primary source of evil: The Democrat Party. This evil party could not survive without 90% of Christian African American vote.
Conservatives wonder: Why would African Americans forsake their children, spouses, communities, lives, freedom and GOD for the Democrat Party? Presently, Democrats control every Black ghetto, every failing Black school, every drug corner and every prison in America. Amazingly, the majority of African Americans love them for it.Why?
This book explains it. This book argues that falsely accused White Christian conservatives have nothing more for which to apologize. Despite slanderous accusations of racism and hatred, this book reassures Conservatives, and encourages them to press forward. The real oppressors are now unmasked.