Collapse of the Religious Right?

Speaking of signs of the end times…as the Republican Party and its core of fundamentalist evangelicals fight amongst themselves over why they lost so big in the last two election cycles, some are speculating that we’ve actually seen the last dying gasp of the movement.  First, there’s Michelle Goldberg’s essay “The End of the Christian Right” (Goldberg, by the way is the author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism).  Second, there’s Michael Spencer, a self-described “postevangelical reformation Christian,” who contributed “The Coming Evangelical Collapse” in the Christian Science Monitor.  They each have different takes, but their conclusions are similar.

Frankly, I’m not so optimistic that evangelicalism is dying or even on the decline in any permanent way.  One disastrous election does not an apocalypse make.  But a guy can hope…

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