Prof Matt Hedstrom Discusses Christian Nationalism on Podcast 'Democracy in Danger'

August 6, 2020

The U.S. Constitution guarantees religious freedom, but also freedom from religion — an idea that rankles many white Evangelicals who would like to see America remade in their own image of Christianity. Religion scholar Matt Hedstrom speaks with Siva Vaidhyanathan and Will Hitchcock about the ideology of Christian nationalism and its harder-core variety, dominionism. Arguably, Hedstrom says, it’s not traditional religious piety but a muscular resistance to pluralism that lies at the core of this belief system. 

Listen to the episode, "Democracy in Danger: God's Country," on Apple Podcasts: