More than a few Evangelical historians are vocal critics of David Barton and Eric Metaxas (for good reason). This week, as we've celebrated the July fourth holiday, John Fea and Thomas Kidd have drawn attention to the same well-worn talking points we've come to expect. Kidd has specifically referenced Barton's old and anachronistic claim (this … Continue reading For Barton, Metaxas, et. al., July is a month for predictable talking points
That colleges and universities are bastions of liberalism is a common assertion and among conservatives, there is considerable resentment about this. But is it true? Over at History News Network, Richard Morris, historian at Lycoming College (emeritus), has recently written a piece in which he consider this question as it relates to faculty members. He argues that … Continue reading Is your professor really the flaming liberal you think she is?
This past July I dusted off the Hermeneutic Circle and vowed to get back into blogging -- at least once a week. So how did I do? Well, things certainly dwindled off here at the end of the year. So I guess I know what my New Year's resolution will be! But even with the … Continue reading Evangelicals, Anabaptists, Depression, and Christian Rock: The Hermeneutic Circle’s Top Ten posts of 2018
Last night John Fea's Believe Me book tour stopped by Valparaiso University in northern Indiana and I made the trek, along with Grace student, Brennan Murray, from Warsaw/Winona Lake to take in the event. It was a smallish gathering of folks in an intimate recital hall. The program was structured as a Charlie Rose style … Continue reading John Fea was on the verge of a sermon at Valparaiso University last night
For the past several years (while not blogging regularly), Chris Gerhz has graciously allowed me to do some guest posts over at The Pietist Schoolman (25 to be exact). So since I am only committing myself to a minimum of one new post per week here at The Hermeneutic Circle, I thought I'd take some … Continue reading That time I ranted to David Barton
As promised, I offer up an insightful interview with Axel Schäfer, who teaches at Keele University (UK) and directs the American Studies program there. Thanks to Axel for taking the time to do this! I asked him to talk about his book, Countercultural Conservatives: American Evangelicalism and the Postwar Revival of the New Christian Right. … Continue reading My Interview with Axel Schäfer on “Countercultural Conservatives”