(RNS) — With his false claims and dismissive tweets about COVID-19, President Trump does not (merely) misrepresent reality; he engages positive thinking in hopes of changing it.
(RNS) — His vision is echoed in the mystical certainties of figures like Oprah Winfrey. Even the Trump presidency is confirmation that our country is now Peale’s America.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Stephen Mansfield says Trump has captured the 'fundamental gripes' of evangelicals but misunderstands just how divided they are these days.
(RNS) — Too many white Christians sacrifice the gospel’s radical solidarity with the poor and oppressed with comfortable, self-serving ideologies, writes John Gehring.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) If Paula White becomes a kind of Billy Graham to the Trump administration, she will have to balance that role with the apolitical message of the prosperity gospel that aims to cross racial and political lines.
The gospel of success is as American as apple pie.
(RNS) The decades-old critique of Norman Vincent Peale has never gotten it quite right.
The gospel of American Mind Cure that he learned from Norman Vincent Peale.
(RNS) His late and awkward efforts to draw in conservative Christian votes might still work for him when the primaries get rolling.