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Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Free and open to the public


Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


John Fea discusses "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump." A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: A historian’s discerning, critical take on current American politics.

“Believe me” may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump’s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting a Christian heritage, the refrain has been constant.

And to the surprise of many, a good 80 percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump—at least enough to help propel him into the White House. Historian John Fea is not surprised, however—and in "Believe Me" he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics.

An evangelical Christian himself, Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long-standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past.

As insightful as it is timely, Fea’s "Believe Me" challenges Christians to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.

About the author: John Fea is professor of American history and chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He is a self-described evangelical, a recognized expert on the historical influence of evangelicalism in American culture, and an award-winning author.