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Evangelicals and Abortion

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On May 19, 2022
Since this is not my area of research, I have generally followed the typical line, developed by many historians, that evangelicals really didn’t care about abortion when Roe was decided in 1973. It was part of a larger conservative project to politicize evangelicals and connect them with Catholics and the Republican Party led by people […]
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The medieval historian Jay Rubenstein asks the question! The Antichrist associated with this new, literal Babylon was expected to be Jewish. There’s nearly always an anti-Judaic element in Christian apocalyptic. But he could still be Muslim. (Medieval thinkers frequently viewed Judaism and Islam as one mass of circumcised unbelievers.) Antichrist would rebuild Jerusalem’s Temple and […]
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This is the grave of Mary Baker Eddy. Born in 1821 in Bow, New Hampshire, Eddy grew up in a very religious household, with her father being a fire and brimstone type who also supported the South as slavery became a greater part of the nation’s politics. She was a sickly child and also clashed […]
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