Samuel L. Perry is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and two books, Addicted to Lust and Growing God’s Family.
There are a myriad of historical, demographic, economic,
and technological factors contributing to our increasing polarization
on issues of race, family, religion, gender, human rights, the environment, taxes, and so on. There is no silver- bullet explanation, and we don’t intend to offer one here. Our goal in this book [Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States] is to thoroughly explore one factor that, as we will show, plays a large, unique, but often unrecognized (and at times, misrecognized) role in our nation’s current cultural and political conflicts. That factor is Christian nationalism.