Christ separating sheep and goats

political religion | heresy | Orthodoxy

The Creedal Orthodoxy of the RNC platform

A divisive rhetoric of unity

September 10, 2020
Tom Cotton

slavery | politics | political religion | United Methodists

King Cotton

The United Methodist Church's roots witness against Cotton's attack on critical history

September 3, 2020
IMAN

Islam | Religious Left | political religion

Seeing a Religious Left

Exploring the vibrancy of the religious left and how secularism has hindered our ability to “sight” it

June 29, 2020
DJT

Donald Trump | Bible | George Floyd | political religion

Stop Asking What the Bible Means to the President

A historian of the bible in America reflects on what Trump’s recent photo-op in front of St. John’s Church does (and doesn’t) mean

June 8, 2020
Q

conspiracy theories | Donald Trump | political religion

Playing the Ostrich; or, How Not to Think about QAnon

American conspiracy theories and the task of the scholar of religion

May 18, 2020
nativity

Advent | political religion

Disruptive Religion

Why we sometimes need religion to offend us and disturb the status quo

January 2, 2020

Donald Trump | Eric Voegelin | fascism | political religion | sacralization of politics

What Trump's "Lies" Have to Do with (Political) Religion

Reviewers of former FBI director James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Flatiron, 2018) have fixed on the second of the three terms in the book’s subtitle. In one widely disseminated quote, Comey compares the flagrant dishonesty...

April 19, 2018

Bible | Christianity | Holy War | political religion | science fiction

“Cross”-examining the Biblical Witness in War for the Planet of the Apes

Editor's Note: With today's issue, Sightings launches a new thematic series on the relationships between religion and science fiction—both terms broadly understood. Our first installment in this series comes from returning Sightings contributor Audre...

October 19, 2017

Alain de Benoist | Action Francaise | Charles Maurras | Emilio Gentile | ethnic nationalism | Front National | Guillaume Faye | Jean-Marie Le Pen | Marine Le Pen | Nouvelle Droite | political religion | sacralization of politics

The Front National and the "Religion" of Ethnic Nationalism

The radical right is increasingly mainstream throughout Europe. Sarah de Lange notes how, since the 1990s, radical right-wing parties have joined coalition governments in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, and...

April 20, 2017

Alt-Right | Donald Trump | Eric Voegelin | fascism | Gabriele D'Annunzio | ideology | political religion

After Trump

Editor's note. This is the fourth and last installment in our series on the Trump phenomenon, or “Trumpism,” and what it reveals about the relationship between religion and politics in America today. Special thanks to our previous contributors: Roger...

November 3, 2016