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American Idolatry How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church Andrew L. Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead is a leading scholar on Christian nationalism and speaks widely on its effects within Christian communities. In American Idolatry , he shares his journey and reveals how Christian nationalism threatens the spiritual lives of American Christians and the church. Whitehead shows how Christians harm their neighbors when they embrace the idols of power, fear, and violence. He uses two key examples—racism and xeno- phobia—to demonstrate that these idols violate core Christian beliefs. Through stories, he illuminates expressions of Christianity that confront Christian nationalism and offer a faithful path forward. Andrew L. Whitehead (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of sociology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, where he codirects the Association of Religion Data Archives at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. He is the coauthor of Taking America Back for God: Chris- tian Nationalism in the United States , which won the 2021 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. The Ballot and the Bible How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here Kaitlyn Schiess How do Bible passages written thousands of years ago apply to politics today? What can we learn from America’s history of using the Bible in politics? In The Ballot and the Bible , Kaitlyn Schiess unpacks examples of how Americans have connected the Bible to politics in the past, highlighting times it was applied well and times it was egregiously misused. Schiess combines American political history and biblical interpretation to help readers faithfully read Scripture, talk with others about it, and apply it to con- temporary political issues—and to their lives. She outlines core biblical themes around power, allegiance, national identity, and more, and encourages readers to pursue a biblical basis for their political engagement with compassion and confidence.


AUGUST 2023 • 240 pp. • cloth • $24.99 • 9781587435768

Kaitlyn Schiess (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker, and theologian. She is the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor , a doctoral student in political theology at Duke Divinity School, and a regular cohost on the Holy Post podcast with Skye Jethani and Phil Vischer.


AUGUST 2023 • 224 pp. • paper • $19.99 • 9781587435966


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