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The Big Ascent

Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg

Reviewed by Anna Godbersen
Esquire

"Megachurches, writes Michelle Goldberg, are 'spiritual marketplaces' and fixtures of the 'prefab exurban lifestyle,' but they also provide a certain release from the alienation and conformity of modern society; they are 'where the weirdness comes out.' Of course, the megachurch is in some cases a place where you can buy a Big Mac or a Starbucks latte, and the members of megachurches are numerous; surely many of those numbers would like to see their brand of weirdness become the norm. As Goldberg, a Salon.com political writer, explains in her carefully argued but urgent book, Kingdom Coming, the congregations of megachurches provide foot soldiers in a movement of Christian nationalism that is changing the laws and tenets of American society." Read the entire Esquire Review.




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