American Evangelicals for Trump Dominion, Spiritual Warfare, and the End Times
This book introduces the American Evangelical movement and the role it played in the support of Donald Trump. Specifically, it focuses on the Neocharismatic-Pentecostal (NCP) leaders, their beliefs, and their political strategies. The author examines why 81% of white evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016, and why he still received between 76% and 81% of their vote in 2020 despite losing the presidency. Additionally, the book discusses how NCP leaders are part of the Christian Right, a religious coalition with a political agenda centered on controversial issues such as anti-abortion activism, opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, and the protection of religious freedom.
Structured around the three main ideas inspiring NCP leaders who supported Trump in 2016 and 2020—Dominion, Spiritual Warfare, and Eschatology (the End Times)—the book examines how these ideas have sustained the evangelicals close to U.S. political power in the Trump era. In light of the potential for Trump's return to power in 2024, the book serves as a warning of what a renewed alliance between Trump and his former NCP supporters could bring.
It is an essential read for all students and researchers of Evangelicalism, Religion in America, Political Theology, or Religion and Politics.
1. The New Cyrus and the "Seven Mountains" of Culture
2. Apostles: Religious and Political Entrepeneurs
3. Spiritual Warfare and the Specter of Civil War
4. When Is the End of the World? Eschatological Fictions and Their Political Consequences