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Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of history at Calvin University and the author of A New Gospel for Women. She has written for the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and Religion Politics, among other publications. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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20th century
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USA

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Du Mez provides a sobering and sordid account of evangelical failures when it comes to dealing with abuse, elevating abrasive and arrogant men, and uncritical support of right-wing politics. However, her focus on patriarchy misses the forest for the trees on evangelical support of Trump and provides an unconvincing grand explanation of the various threads she pulls together. A more convincing case comes from John Fea's Believe Me, focusing on fear-based politics.
 
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Brendon-Norton | 25 other reviews | Apr 9, 2024 |
Interesting history of the movement from about the past 100 years. My only complaint about the book is that by the end it feels like she is beating a dead horse, due to all the repetition throughout.
 
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joyjannotti | 25 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Interesting insight into the role of "masculinity" in evangelical circles and their political influence.
A lot of things that made me want to throw up, particularly in the last chapter about abuse in these churches and their hypocritical coverups. But it goes to explain a lot about why "family values" don't matter at the end, as long as the abuser represents a strong male leading figureā€¦
 
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sunforsiberia | 25 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
I will be pondering the content and substance of this book for a long time to come. A favorite author of mine, Heidi Chiavaroli, recommended this book, or I would not have known about it. She said it would be a difficult subject matter but needed to be read. Upon completing this book, I agree that everyone should read it. It was an eye-opening experience. Maybe if more people read it, we can work together to unite this nation once again and return to the faith of the first Christians.
 
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khoyt | 25 other reviews | Oct 12, 2023 |

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