Religious scholars and activists assess the impact and lessons of the past four years, and reflect on the challenges ahead.
The past four years, culminating in the assault on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, brought to the surface deep divisions in our country and in faith communities. In this volume a diverse group of religious scholars and activists reflect on the meaning of the Trump era, the future of democracy, and the challenges facing the faith community. Topics include: “Fractured Truth in Post-Trump America”; the critical role of Black women; the tension between democracy and “whiteness”; environmental violence; racism and Black Lives Matter; ministry in a divided church and nation; Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; Catholic faith in the public square; and the future of Evangelical Christianity.
Contributors include: Sr. Simone Campbell, Miguel Díaz, Marvin Ellison, Juan Floyd-Thomas, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, David Gushee, Amir Hussain, Jacqui Lewis, Joerg Rieger, Ruben Rosario Rodríguez, Joshua Shanes, Susan Thisthethwaite, George Tinker, Amos Yong, and Jim Wallis.
Miguel A. De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he is the author of many Orbis books, including Reading the Bible from the Margins, Introducing Liberative Theologies, Trails of Hope and Terror, and editor of Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump.