1619 Interviews – Randall Balmer on Race and the Religious Right

Randall Balmer
John Phillips Professor in Religion at Dartmouth College

Randall Balmer, the John Phillips Professor in Religion at Dartmouth College, is the author of more than a dozen books, including, most recently, Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right. His commentaries about religion in North America appear in newspapers across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Professor Balmer discusses his book BAD FAITH: RACE AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT. Professor Balmer debunks the myth that the Religious Right formed around opposition to Abortion. Instead, he finds that the movement coalesced around de-segregation of white’s only Religious Universities.

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