Evangelicals in American Politics

George W. Bush and Pat Robertson

Ever since the days of Puritan New England, American governments have struggled to define the relationship between religion and a secular nation. In recent years, that struggle has become increasingly strident with the rise of the Christina Right. What is the relationship between the Christian Right and traditional evangelicals? At what point did the Christian Right become an influence in US presidential elections? And who were the key players in that development? Historian Dan Hummel will take us into the world of the Christian Right and its influence in American politics.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Daniel Hummel Guest

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