Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the U.S.

by Andrew L Whitehead, Samuel L. Perry. Oxford University Press, March 2020.

This book uses research to systemically examine Christian nationalism and its influence on social, cultural, and political life.


four different types of Christian nationalists, data by denomination, survey responses concerning the Bible and politics, voting, societal norms that reinforce nationalism

Best For

anyone interested in justice and politics


purchase as book, e-book, or audio book

Suggested Uses

  • Better understand Christians who cling to nationalism and the underlying social dynamics that led to those beliefs.
  • Consider how your congregation contributes to Christian Nationalism by reading with a team and reflecting.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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