Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, is the John Phillips professor in religion at Dartmouth College. His most recent book is Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.
How Corporate America Invented Christian America
A review of Kevin M. Kruse
Why have American Christians so readily baptized the idea of free-market capitalism? Kevin Kruse illuminates the long, tangled history.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, turns 91 years old on Thursday. By any reckoning, he has led a remarkable life.
Anyone who visits Plains, in southwest Georgia, and especially the Carter farmstead three miles down the road in Archery, cannot fail to be impressed by the simplicity of Carter’s background.
It’s a kind of parlor game in some circles. Rattle off various misperceptions about what the Bible says.
As Lawrence Wright nicely chronicles, Jimmy Carter faced a daunting task at Camp David in 1978. Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar el-Sadat each had much at stake.
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