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“Jesus and John Wayne” is a book that America needs now.

Chrissy Stroop, Boston Globe

Stroop, Chrissy. “Men of God.” The Boston Globe. Book Reviews. Print Edition, N8. June 21, 2020.

June 21, 2020. Boston Globe, Book Reviews.

Stroop, Chrissy. “‘Jesus and John Wayne’ Untangles Gender Messages in White Evangelical Circles.” The Boston Globe. The Boston Globe, Updated June 17, 2020, 5:33 p.m.

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Du Mez more than adequately substantiates her thesis that evangelical Trump support represents “the culmination of evangelicals’ embrace of militant masculinity, an ideology that enshrines patriarchal authority and condones the callous display of power, at home and abroad.”

. . . a well-informed and powerful exposé of how patriarchal theology, developed of late in particular by New Calvinist evangelicals, “puts female victims in impossible situations,” allowing physical and sexual abuse to proliferate in evangelical institutions.

It is impossible to do justice to the richness of “Jesus and John Wayne” in a short review, but one of the key points the book stresses is that as Christian nationalists, the vast majority of white evangelicals believe that our country’s flourishing depends on aggressive male leadership. . . .


Stroop, Chrissy. “‘Jesus and John Wayne’ untangles gender messages in white evangelical circles.” The Boston Globe. June 17, 2020.


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