Trump and the Protestant Reaction to Make America Great Again (Routledge Focus on Religion) (Paperback)

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This book explores how polarised interpretations of America's past influence the present and vice versa. A focus on competing Protestant reactions to President Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan evidences a fundamental divide over how America should remember historical racism, sexism and exploitation. Additionally, these Protestants disagree over how the past influences present injustice and equality. The 2020 killing of George Floyd forced these rival histories into the open. Rowley proposes that recovering a complex view of the past, confessing the bad and embracing the good, might help Americans have a shared memory that can bridge polarisation and work to secure justice and equality.

An accessible and timely book, this is essential reading for those concerned with the vexed relationship of religion and politics in the United States, including students and scholars in the fields of Protestantism, history, political science, religious studies and sociology.

About the Author


Matthew Rowley is Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester and Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies, UK.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367676858
ISBN-10: 0367676850
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 30th, 2022
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Routledge Focus on Religion