When a Court Evangelical’s Book About Trump Shows-Up at a University Bookstore

I was in the Duquesne University bookstore last weekend.  They had one book on religion and Donald Trump. A court evangelical wrote it.  I took a picture:


If you have never heard of this book, I write about it in another God and Trump book:  Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.

4 thoughts on “When a Court Evangelical’s Book About Trump Shows-Up at a University Bookstore

  1. Jeff, obviously that is a possibility and it might well be true. From what I can see of Trump he does not think deeply in that area.

    As far as Obama, let’s assume four our purposes here that he has devoted more thought to those matters than Trump. The very act of reflecting on metaphysical matters or matters relating to mankind’s place in the universe does not translate into traditional Christian spirituality. After all, I would wager that avowed unbelievers such as Nietzsche, Sartre, and others did their hefty share of pondering the concept of God.


  2. Not sure this opinion is worth anything, but I think it likely that Obama has put a lot more real thought into the questions about God and mankind, including himself, than Trump.


  3. John, I would guess that the college bookstore doesn’t screen all of its books for academic rigor. I had never heard of Steve Strang until I read about him in your writing. From what I can discern he is probably projecting his wishes upon Donald Trump’s spirituality. A lot of charismatics tend to lead with their emotions rather than their reason. I don’t plan to read the book but it probably contains some valid conservative comments on society and politics in general. I seriously doubt, however, that the conclusions about Trump’s spirituality are accurate.

    Believe Me is an interesting treatment of the same general subject and I realize you wrote it for the popular rather than the academic market. I am glad I bought it. But with all respect to you, John, there was an identifiable projection of your personal views onto the subject. To your credit you were candid about your voting choice in 2016, but to call President Obama a Christian and to label Hillary as a “devout Mainline Methodist” were more than questionable. She might be a United Methodist member, but she is by no means a devout adherent of the Wesleyan tradition. As far as Obama his real interest in religion of any kind is suspect. His present values might be informed by a past childhood association with Unitarian Universalism but are by no stretch of the imagination Christian.


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