What Is Christian Nationalism?

What Is Christian Nationalism?

Since the 2016 presidential election, academic, journalists, and the public have devoted increasing attention to Christian nationalism. Often associated with threats to the Constitutional order, the term has always been invoked to describe hopes of moral and political renewal. What does it mean to believe that America is, was, or should be a Christian nation? Is Christian Nationalism a new challenge or an old tradition? Is it compatible with a pluralistic and increasingly secular society? Or justification for revolutionary change? This conference addresses such questions with participation from experts in several fields, demonstrating the relevance of liberal arts scholarship to today’s most important debates. 

Part of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences' Engaged Liberal Arts Speaker Series, this conference is hosted by the college's John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom. It is free and open to the public.