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Jesus and John Wayne, Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s urgent, sharp-elbowed survey of the last half-century of white American evangelicalism. . . .

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The book’s subtitle, How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, suggests an excoriating approach, but Du Mez sticks close to the texts and the history, pinning down the evolution of attitudes rather than arguing with them.

Alan Scherstuhl, Shelf Awareness

Book Review. Shelf Awareness. Issue 930. June 23, 2020.

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