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Bean, Lydia. The Politics of Evangelical Identity : Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014.  

Boerl, W Christopher, and Dovoband, Katie. A God More Powerful Than Yours : American Evangelicals, Politics, and the Internet Age. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.  

Heltzel, G Peter. Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.

Hoffman, T. Marie. When the Roll is Called: Trauma and the Soul of American Evangelicalism. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

FitzGerald, Frances. The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Linn, Jann. Evangelicalism and the Decline of American Politics. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017.

Marsh, Charles. Wayward Christian Soldiers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.


Coleman, Simon. “An Empire on the Hill? The Christian Right and the Right to be Christian in America,” Anthropological Quarterly 78, no.3 (2005): 653-671. DOI:10.1353/anq.2005.0034.

Dias, Elizabeth. “‘God Is Going to Have to Forgive Me’: Young Evangelicals Speak Out,” The New York Times. November 1, 2018.

Gerson, Michael. “The Last Temptation,” The Atlantic. April, 2018.

Griffis, Chelsea. “‘In the Beginning Was the Word’: Evangelical Christian Women, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Competing Definitions of Womanhood.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 38, no.2, (2017): 148-172. 

Haberman, Clyde. “Religion and Right-Wing Politics: How Evangelicals Reshaped Elections,” The New York Times. October 28, 2018.

Kurtzleben, Danielle. “Are You An Evangelical? Are You Sure?” NPR. December 19, 2015.

The Editors. “The Religious Right & Wrong,” Commonweal Magazine. July 25, 2017.

Woodward, Kenneth L. “How Religion Got Trump,” Commonweal Magazine. May 7, 2018.