On August 10, 2018, I will be at Byron Borger’s shop. Here is Byron’s press release:
Dr. John Fea, Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, will discuss his new book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trumpon Friday night, August 10, at Hearts & Minds, an independent bookstore at 234 East Main Street, Dallastown. The program begins at 7:00 pm.
Byron Borger, co-owner of Hearts & Minds explains the significance of the book, saying, “Believe Me offers a historians look at the rise of the religious right, particularly why it is that many white, conservative Protestants supported a candidate who was admittedly irreligious, vulgar, and known for power and greed, not to mention cavorting with Playboy Bunnies and porn stars. This wide-spread support from religious conservatives for such an incongruous candidate is one of the most fascinating – and for many of us, troubling – trends in American religion and American politics. Dr. Fea helps us explore this curious situation.”
Believe Me was released a few weeks ago to critical acclaim and Fea has appeared on many national venues, including NPR and C-Span. The book has been reviewed in dozens of publications and is considered one of the most important public affairs book of the year.
“John is a jovial person and great teacher,” says Beth Borger, co-owner of Hearts & Minds, “and we are looking forward to hosting him here at the shop. Any time he visits we have wonderful conversations and we learn new things. It’s a delight to sponsor a public program where others can hear this central Pennsylvania treasure.”
Dr. Fea is an accomplished author, having garnered significant awards for Was American Founded as a Christian Nation?, Why Study History?, and a co-authored academic volume, Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation, among others.
Fea will speak about his book, discuss the latest revelations about President Trump’s religious associates, and participate in civil discussion about the relationship of faith and political life. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and autographing.