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David Mislin

David Mislin is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David Mislin

Why Pete Buttigieg may be reviving ideals of the Social Gospel Movement

By David Mislin — April 18, 2019
(The Conversation) — “Christian faith,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor has said, can lead one “in a progressive direction,” not to mention lead to skepticism about the value of wealth.

Anti-war protests 50 years ago helped mold the modern Christian right

By David Mislin — May 2, 2018
The anti-Vietnam War efforts of Yale University chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr. and other church leaders alienated many Protestant Americans – with lasting repercussions.

The complex history of ‘In God We Trust’

By David Mislin — February 5, 2018
(The Conversation) — From my perspective as a religious history scholar (that phrase) reflect(s) a particular view of the United States, not a universally accepted “American way.”

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies, in 2018 and beyond?

By David Mislin — January 10, 2018
(The Conversation) — History suggests caution about political generalizations.

When Americans tried – and failed – to reunite Christianity

By David Mislin — November 8, 2017
(The Conversation) — In the early 1900s, ambitious Protestants in the U.S. attempted the unthinkable.

What Trump missed in his address on tolerance — American Muslims

By David Mislin — May 22, 2017
(The Conversation) Can a message of tolerance to Islam abroad be persuasive without a corresponding affirmation of American Muslims at home?
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