Christian Nationalism and Gun Violence
A virtual session produced by Secular Student Alliance and delivered via Zoom. The picture above is the expert who will be presenting.
Christianity, like all religions, contains multitudes--be it peace or violence. Contemporary Christian nationalism, however, has fully embraced a rhetoric of violence and control, and this ideology has spread to incorporate a sacralization of guns. Advertisements, religious sects, religious imagery--the idea of an AR-15 as a holy weapon--bleed into the championing of gun violence itself as a tool of holy war, from TikTok to sermons. Looking at a handful of contemporary American examples, we will explore the problem of Christian nationalism and gun violence in America.
Thomas Lecaque is an Associate Professor of History at Grand View University. Trained as a medieval historian, he works on the intersection of apocalyptic Christianity and political violence from the medieval to contemporary world. He has written for The Washington Post, The Bulwark, Religion Dispatches, and other venues.
Tuesday Oct 18, 2022 05:00 PM in Mountain Time
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