Have the evangelical Americans lost their minds?

Donald Trump is probably the most unlikely Republican presidential candidate to achieve anything near the greatest evangelical support ever. But that's how it was at the presidential election in 2016. Well over eight in ten of these deeply conservative Christian voters preferred Trump, despite the fact that his morals in this segment must be regarded as strongly tarnished. He is divorced twice, vulgar in his statements and unjustifiable, and it all blends poorly with the so-called value-pickers' view of life.

And now that Trump is more than halfway through his first – and hopefully last, many would-be term – in the White House, the evangelicals continue to linger. They are by far the largest group in the Republican Party, and they must be regarded as his real power base.

Well over eight in ten of deeply conservative Christian voters preferred
Trump at the presidential election in 2016.

The coalition between the evangelicals and the Republicans is of old date. Therefore, it is an important key to understanding the phenomenon of Trump, and an explanation for why he retains such a relatively large voter turnout, despite dramatically contrasting with a whole range of the party's classic values.

It is a contradiction of dimensions, which has now been taken up for thorough analysis in an anthology entitled The Evangelical Crackup?. Here, a number of scientists give their very different explanations of the phenomenon of Trump, and thus we also get a number of qualified suggestions as to why the world could easily risk seeing him for another period in the White House.

Conservative direction

As a starting point, an essay in the book describes how the evangelicals have run the Republican Party in. . .



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